Sherborne Summer School of Music
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Sherborne Summer School of Music 2020
This website describes the courses that were on offer in both 2020 and 2021 prior to the schools being cancelled.
This is to give you an idea of the range of courses, the expertise of our tutors and the standard of performance materials.
James Davey is one of the UK’s most distinguished and respected choral directors, in demand for his work as a conductor, choir trainer, adjudicator and fixer. Formerly the chief choral advisor for the BBC’s sheet music archive, he has delivered projects for the BBC Singers Education Department and regularly conducts and prepares choirs for broadcasts on TV and radio as well as providing professional ensembles to the entertainment and advertising industries.
At the heart of his busy schedule James is Music Director for Chantage, (winners of the Malta International Choral Competition 2015 and the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year 2006) and the Chandos Chamber Choir. He is a choral conductor for the Royal College of Music Junior Department and also directs 4Tunes, the award-winning staff choir at Channel 4 Television.
James is a tutor for the Association of British Choral Conductors and the Association of Irish Choirs, offering guidance to conductors all over the UK.
Georgina Sherriff is currently Assistant Organist at St Michael’s Chester Square and is also the peripatetic teacher and school
Organist at Parkgate House School. She has previously help posts at Christ Church, Chelsea and St Paul’s, Knightsbridge. Georgina has given recitals in places such as Southwark, Bristol and Truro Cathedrals as well as at St John’s Smith Square, the Alexandra Palace and the Cadogan Hall where she was broadcast on Classic FM on Christmas Eve. In 2014, she graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal College of Music and was awarded the Harold Darke Prize. In 2016, she graduated with a Master of Music degree with a Distinction for
her organ recital for which she was awarded the Walford Davies Prize. Georgina also gained the Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO) Diploma in 2015. Outside of music, Georgina enjoys cooking, gardening and home renovation projects.