Masterclass with Peter Hanke

6 – 7 March, London

Voces Academy’s 2015 events commence with a new collaboration with St Mark’s Hamilton Terrace, Maida Vale.

This two-day masterclass will provide conductors with an opportunity to work with professional singers from respected Oxford-based chamber choir, Musica Beata, on a variety of a cappella choral works.


Fri 6 March

11.30-13.00      Preparations for conductors
14.00-18.30      Choral masterclass

Sat 7 March

10.00-11.00      Preparations for conductors
11.00-13.00      Choral masterclass
14.00-15.30      Choral rehearsal
16.00-17.00      Public presentation

Musical Leadership

The Voces Academy philosophy focuses on musical leadership just as much as on conducting techniques. Through mutual exploration of the conductor’s personal approach and inspirational abilities, an individualised map of how to develop great conducting emerges.

Peter’s teaching techniques emphasize that effective choral direction can communicate inspiration, express articulation and phrasing, and take a position on musical requirements in such a way that the ensemble members feel both free and in great demand. The methodology focuses on elements of leadership in rehearsal situations, conducting technique and on the conductor’s physical communication with the ensemble, where all movement can be musical expression.


Duruflé, Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriensOp. 10
i.   Ubi caritas
ii.  Tota pulchra es
iii. Tu es Petrus
iv.  Tantum ergo

Brahms, Sieben Lieder, Op. 62
iii. Waldesnacht
iv. Dein Herzlein mild
v.  All meine Herzgedanken

Brahms, O, Süsser Mai, Op. 93, No. 3

Pearsall, Lay a Garland

Byrd, ‘Credo’ from Mass for Four Voices

Principles for Admission

Voces Academy masterclasses are designed for conductors with some years of experience, post-graduate level or similar.  Up to eight conductors will be accepted on the course.


Full rate – £245
Student rate – £195

Two scholarships will be reserved for promising talents.

Applications by February 6, 2015

Applications to be submitted to Victoria Ely, Assistant Conductor // Producer, Voces Academy:

Please include the following information:

  • name, address, phone number, email address
  • short biography including experience as a choral conductor
  • links to a video recording of yourself in a recent performance or rehearsal
  • scanned copy of your student identification if applicable

Feel free to ask questions about the content of the masterclass.

*Schedule may be subject to change