St Barnabas date for acclaimed tenor Neil Jenkins

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Kings Singers founding member Neil Jenkins is coming to LBO land on Saturday, October 11.

He’ll be at St Barnabas Church, Linslade, to give a workshop on his acclaimed new English edition of Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’. Sponsored by the Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers the day will be a great introduction to a fabulous choral work, and will be performed on November 29 at All Saints’ Church.

Neil is an internationally acclaimed tenor and musicologist having performed with many of the most famous conductors, opera houses and orchestras. His earliest musical life was as a chorister at Westminster Abbey joining Richard Watts, the current organist at St Barnabas and chairman of the Festival Singers.

The St Barnabas takes place from 11am to 5pm, allowing participants the chance to go on to the Leighton Buzzard Music Club event later in the evening.

All singers and choirs are welcome to come for an interesting day of fine music with prior booking to ensure enough music copies.

Neil will lead the workshop with singing, a talk about the new English edition, vocal tuition by experienced vocal coach Penny Jenkins, and finishing with a mini performance – all accompanied by the Festival Singers resident accompanist Kevin Vockerodt.

Full details and booking forms are available at www.lbfs.org.uk