vocalization + collaboration = SONGCO LAB

Our all-year-round summer school – apply now for one of a limited number of places to rehearse, workshop, and perform alongside The Song Company's elite vocal ensemble.

This is an exceptional opportunity for individual and professional development, open to singers at varying career stages (age: 18+), both professional or aspiring professional and experienced amateurs; as well as offering valuable ensemble experience with additional specialist workshops and mentoring, participants will be considered for our VOCALIZATION program, and future mainstage and education projects with The Song Company.

SongCo LAB participants are also eligible (by invitation only) for VOCALIZATION scholarships for specific projects, including an honorarium and one-one-one mentoring from The Song Company's core ensemble and international guest artists. #SongCoLab


23-25 April 2019




Expressions of Interest for SongCo Lab 2019 are welcome:
1. Please email your expression of interest, stating voice type, range, and current situation briefly;
2. In addition, CVs and audio (live recordings only – maximum duration: 10') may be uploaded here.
3. Small vocal ensembles may also apply (even if not all members are available for the specific dates).

SONGCO LAB METRO 2018 — Sing from the Source!

In association with The Academy of St James':

"The Eton Choirbook workshops have been challenging and inspiring and totally fascinating."

"It is exhilarating to be singing such extraordinary music."

"It is all quite brilliant and everyone is really enjoying the learning and the experience."

"I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of 'Singing from the Source'. Exploring the genius of the music found in the Eton Choirbook seemed a daunting experience, having not had any formal musical training. Antony facilitated the group exceedingly well, and I was completely comfortable. Comprehending the intricate notation was not easy, but reinforcement was easy with open discussion to achieve understanding. Each session I was immersed in the challenging and rewarding opportunity to be able to sing from this treasury with like-minded and experienced musicians. I hope to participate in similar workshops in the future."

"The workshops in conjunction with the Academy of St James have been brilliant. Being able to work with experienced early musicians under Antony’s tutelage has really opened up my ability to read and sing from the source. Thank you all for this opportunity, it was especially lovely to recreate this learning experience in the chapel."


Our second-ever SongCo Lab baker's dozen (L-R) – Hester Wright, Antony Pitts, Ethan Taylor, Anna Fraser, Patrick Baker, Andrea Catzel, Chloe Lankshear, Owen Elsley, Robert Macfarlane, Mark Donnelly, Claire Burrell-McDonald, Andrew O'Connnor, Hannah Fraser:


Our first-ever SongCo Lab baker's dozen (L-R) – Marjorie Butcher, Antony Pitts, Richard Black, Jonathan Borg, Anna Fraser, Billie Palin, Andrew O'Connor, Louise Keast, Mark Donnelly, Rowan Grigg, Nyssa Milligan, Susannah Lawergren, Ellery Durrant: