Come and sing - Handel

Join Sarah Latto and Paragon Singers for a workshop singing music by George Frideric Handel, one of the greatest Baroque composers. Focusing on his choral masterpiece ‘Dixit Dominus’, learn about ensemble skills, Baroque phrasing and the context of Handel’s life alongside work on vocal technique and health.

Please note that this is a pre-bought ticket-only event. Click here to buy your ticket on-line.


timetable for the day

The workshop takes place over the morning and afternoon of 26th October and will culminate in an informal performance, to which you can invite family and friends. The timetable for the day is as follows:

10.00: Meet and greet
10.30: Warm up and session 1
11.45: Tea break
12.15: Session 2
13.30: Lunch (bring your own or head to one of Bradford-upon-Avon's eateries)

14.30: Session 3
15.30: Tea break
16.00: Session 4
17.00: Informal performance for friends and family



what voice are you?

It will be extremely helpful if you could email us before the event to let us know whether you are soprano, alto, tenor, baritone or bass, so that Sarah can plan for the voices available on the day. Please use the following form to submit your reply

Name *
Are you Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass?
Please answer YES if you are happy for us to keep your email details for letting you know about future Paragon Singers events

getting to the workshop

The workshop is being held at Holy Trinity Church, 16 St Margaret’s Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DA.

By Car

There are various car parks in BoA as listed here. The nearest and largest car park to the venue is at Station Zone B and has 24 hr parking. The long term car parks at Barton Farm and Budbury Place are within 10 to 20 minute walk but are much smaller. We would recommend arriving early if you wish to come by car.

By Train

Bradford on Avon railway station is just a 4 minute walk from the venue.

refreshments and lunch

Mid morning and mid afternoon refreshments will be provided. We ask you to make your own arrangements for lunch. If you bring your own sandwiches there are picturesque places to sit out and eat, weather permitting. BoA also has a wide range of food outlets and cafes.

who is running the workshop? About sarah

Sarah Latto studied music at Cambridge University, where she held a choral scholarship with Sidney Sussex College. She studied conducting with Stephen Layton, and performed in masterclasses with Stephen Cleobury, Andrew Nethsingha and Timothy Brown. After graduating, Sarah continued her conducting studies in Brighton, where she worked closely with Brighton Early Music Festival as a vocal coach and director. In 2014, she was awarded the Association of British Choral Directors bursary scheme for young conductors, and in 2015 received a Conducting Fellowship to the Norfolk Chamber Music Course at Yale University.  

Sarah was appointed Conducting Scholar with Genesis Sixteen from 2015-16, a young artists scheme run by The Sixteen designed to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers. She received mentoring and tuition from Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan during the year long programme, during which she conducted the group in concert and in broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Sarah is Artistic Director of young professional ensemble Echo, who made their St John Smiths Square debut in July 2017. They were selected as Chiltern Arts Festival Young Artists last year and have since performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra and collaborated with artist Polly Apfelbaum at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. In 2019, Echo are a featured artist at the Ryedale Festival in Yorkshire.

Alongside working with the wonderful Paragon Singers, Sarah works with Berkshire-based Glass Ensemble, within the Arts Department at Brunel University and as a freelance accompanist, singer and orchestrator. Most recently, Sarah was appointed as the inaugural Associate Conductor with Ex Cathedra in Birmingham, and will be working with the group on a number of wide-ranging projects this year.