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.

Forthcoming Song Workshops in 2015

If you are thinking of attending some of Stephen’s song workshops or classes, here are some advance dates for your calendar. Further details will be posted in due course. February 21, 2015 Ansells workshop – Italian songs and arias. February … Continue reading

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Recent concerts, October 2014

In October 2014, Stephen appeared in the following concerts: October 4 – WW1 recital in Farley Church, Salisbury, with William Cole. October 11 – conducted a ‘Come and Sing’ Mozart Requiem in Long Melford Church, Suffolk. A date for your … Continue reading

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Song Workshop at Ansells Farm, 29th November 2014: Out of the Darkness, songs from the composers & poets of WW1

In this centenary year of commemoration, regret and gratitude it would be a strange omission if we didn’t celebrate the legacy to music of those precocious talents who died in or were profoundly affected by the Great War. Some of … Continue reading

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Song Workshop at Ansells Farm, 18th October 2014: Lyric Landscapes

We invite you to join us for the first of our Ansells Song Workshop Days after this warm and pleasant summer. One of the themes which has constantly inspired composers and poets through the ages is the landscape. In Britain … Continue reading

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2014 Summer Music Weekend a success

Ansells 6th Summer Music Weekend June 27th-29th 2014 Once again our annual festival of words and music was a marvellous success. We had a brilliant evening on Friday 27th when husband and wife actors John Woodvine & Lynn Farleigh joined … Continue reading

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Ansells Summer Music Weekend 2014

In conjunction with our annual Workshop for Singers Weekend, two fantastic concerts with world-renowned artists plus a relaxed tea-concert to hear what our students have achieved during the weekend workshop: Friday 27th June 8pm THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES? A celebration … Continue reading

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Song Workshop at Ansells Farm, 10th May 2014: Songs of the Stage

Song Workshop at Ansells Farm, 10th May 2014: Songs of the Stage Another successful workshop, with all places filled.

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Song Workshop at Ansells Farm, 22nd March 2014: Planning a Programme

Song Workshop at Ansells Farm, 22nd March 2014: Planning a Programme. The workshop was full and a tremendous success.

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Song Workshop at Ansells Farm, January 2014: Benjamin Britten, a centenary celebration

Saturday 25 January 2014 [Update] Our November 2013 Workshop has had to be postponed to Saturday 25th January. As the Britten/folksong theme provoked plenty of interest, we’ve decided to offer it again and stretch the centenary into 2014! There can’t … Continue reading

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Song Workshop at Ansells Farm, October 2013

Our next Workshop Day will be on Saturday October 12th , with the title ‘Anything Goes’. As you might imagine from this, we’re encouraging participants to bring any songs they choose to work on with Stephen, and we’re hoping for … Continue reading

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