Author Archives: Stephen Varcoe

About Stephen Varcoe

Stephen Varcoe is one of Britain’s most distinguished baritones, especially acclaimed in the field of Baroque music and in the song repertoire.

Some Updates

Our March Song Workshop was postponed until April because of the poor weather, popularly known as the “Beast from the East”. It was moved to April 21st, and we had a great day exploring Italian, French and German song repertoire. … Continue reading

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Ansells Summer Music June 29th-July 1st 2018

This year is our festival’s 10th anniversary, and it promises to be a truly wonderful weekend of world-class entertainment. Friday 29th June 8pm we welcome back the brilliant actor Andy Harrison to share the stage with baritone Stephen Varcoe and pianist Christina Lawrie in a … Continue reading

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9th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend, June-July 2017

The 9th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend will take place from June 30th to July 2nd 2017 – workshops, concerts, food and fun. There are places for eight participants, and if all eight places become filled, we keep a waiting … Continue reading

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Singing Workshop at Ansells Farm, Saturday April 22nd 2017

It’s Spring again, the season above all others which is devoted to song. The birds are waking us at dawn, the bees are buzzing, and everything is bursting with new life. There’s an enormous repertoire of songs to celebrate this … Continue reading

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8th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend, June 2016

The 8th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend June 24th-26th 2016 – workshops, concerts, food and fun. All eight participants’ places are already filled, but we keep a waiting list, so please enquire if you’re interested. 8th Summer Music at Ansells … Continue reading

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Singing Workshop at Ansells Farm, 2nd April 2016: “The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la, breathe promise of merry sunshine…”

So sings Nanki Poo in The Mikado, and this gave us the idea that floral felicity and burgeoning buds would make a very good theme for our spring Song Day at Ansells. The vocal repertoire is full of flowers – … Continue reading

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Singing Workshop at Ansells Farm, 7th November 2015: Written on Water

You are welcome to join us for our Singing Workshop on November 7 at Ansells Farm. Our theme is anything connected with water, from the smallest raindrop to the mightiest ocean via a whole landscape (waterscape?) of marshes, streams and … Continue reading

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Recent and forthcoming events, autumn 2015

As well as the events listed below, details of the November 2015 Singing Workshop at Ansells Farm are now available. September 2015. Ten days in Munich adjudicating the presigious ARD International Music Competition with fellow panellists Anja Silja, Robert Holl … Continue reading

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7th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend, 2015

June 26th-28th 2015 Singer Stephen Varcoe and his wife Melinda have been running extremely successful Song Workshop Days at Ansells Farm, Alphamstone for twelve years. And this summer for the seventh time they’re presenting a whole weekend of musical delights, … Continue reading

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Singing Workshop at Ansells Farm, 21st February 2015: The Italian Spirit

[Update] This workshop is now fully booked. We invite you to join us for our first Singing Workshop of 2015. Our theme this time is Songs & Arias in Italian, that most musical of singing languages. Here’s your chance to … Continue reading

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