Creative Opera Workshop – sing, move and devise!

Saturday 11th May 2024, 2-5pm

Church of the Good Shepherd, Mansel Way, Cambridge CB4 2ET

This exciting and engaging workshop will be co-led by William Kerley and Jessie Maryon Davies.  During the three-hour workshop we will be exploring the art and creativity of singing in an opera chorus. Will and Jessie will guide you through key performative elements such as character, physicality, motivation and movement. Participants will also devise text and music to create their own mini operas together. We welcome all voices, and all levels of singing experience from newcomer to professional, from choral, non-traditional and operatic backgrounds.

About Will Kerley & Jessie Maryon Davies

Will Kerley is an opera, theatre and film director, writer and broadcaster. He has worked at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, the RSC and National Theatre.

Jessie Maryon Davies is a pianist and composer whose work centres around community and collaboration. Jessie is the musical director of trans-inclusive, women’s pop choir Lips and co-founder of award-winning music charity Girls Rock London. In 2018, she was awarded The Unsung Hero award by Time Out recognising her achievements in building community through music.

Any questions about the workshop?

Email our Chorus Secretaries: Elaine Fulton and Jane Bower (email

All the details...

  • Saturday 11th May 2024
  • Time: 2pm – 5pm
  • Venue: Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Location: Mansel Way, Cambridge CB4 2ET
  • Price per person: £20 – no concessions – Tickets are sold on a non-refundable basis.
  • Wheelchair / disabled access – yes
  • Car Parking – limited parking at the church, otherwise in the car park outside Budgen’s, Arbury Court, 50 Arbury Rd, Arbury, Cambridge CB4 2JQ
  • Public transport – No 1 bus from central Cambridge to Arbury Court. 
  • What do you need to bring? No refreshments are provided so please bring water / flask and anything else you require for the afternoon. 
Jessie Maryon Davies
Will Kerley Photo by Mirco Magliocca