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Nov 11th-13th 2022



#Intensive is an annual weekend of workshops delivered by exceptional practitioners curated by MDBrunch.  This immersive weekend is an opportunity to meet colleagues, peers and allies allowing you to network and socialise with other vocal leaders, whilst also learning and developing your own skills in a safe and welcoming environment.

"MDBrunch are on a constant drive to provide useful, lasting tools for Vocal Leaders at every level"
Craig, MD Young Voices

"MDBrunch continues to be the mainstay of my CPD training [...] my choirs have profited hugely from all I have gained"
Laura, TreblemakersLondon

As with all MDBrunch events #Intensive22 promises to be an eye opening and horizon broadening experience.  In line with our belief that MDs invest so much in their communities, we always value your precious time by making our events affordable, relevant and inspirational.  We look forward to introducing you to the programme of events below and can't wait to welcome you to the wonderful community of MDBrunch.





Workshop leader’s bios below

(Workshop content details arriving soon!)

Fri 11th - The Lab E20


2pm - Venue open, networking and social time

2.30pm - 4pm - Dr James Slimings, ‘WarmUps: The Essential Truth’ [Bonus Session]. A laser focused technical essentials version and a clinic to unpack your own tricks.

6.30pm - 8.30pm Landing Mané, ‘West African Percussion and Teaching Rhythm’

High energy and fun - Djembe Drumming and Dancing! 

Sat 12th - The Lab E20

10am - Venue open, networking and social time

10.30am - 1pm Sandra Oberoi, ‘Teach Your Choir Bollywood/Indian Vocal Music’

Vocal health and technique but with added spice


2.30pm - 5.30pm Luke Shaw, Trouble-shooting- 'Communicating with Impact : Managing Tricky Customers' - AKA: Running a Choir


7pm - 9pm Pete Churchill, ‘Singin’ Against the Clock; Pedal to the Metal learning!’ (Open to your Singers)  

Sun 13th - The Lab E20

10am - Venue open, networking and social time

10.30am - 1pm Naveen Arles, Repurposing Warm-ups Into Powerful Workshops’



In Person 

Full Weekend Pass: £110 

Saturday Day Pass: £80 

Saturday Evening Pass: £20 

Earlybird Full Weekend: £95* 


Full Weekend Pass: £90

Saturday Day Pass: £55

Saturday Evening Pass: £15

Earlybird Full Weekend: £80*

(Earlybird rates are available until 11:55pm (GMT+1) on Sep 16th; or until sold-out)

Terms and Conditions:


  • Friday Evening Session (for MDs) is not being broadcast live online; if you purchase a FULL Weekend Pass, the video will be available to you after the event.  All other sessions will be live hybrid.

  • Places are limited in the room on the Friday night ONLY (All other workshops unlimited).

  • All paid-for session recordings will be made available via dropbox between 20 and 30 days after the event finishes.

  • All recordings and images/videos recorded by MDBrunch during the event remain the property of MDBrunch and can and will be used in various formats (digital and print media) to publicise and advertise our work.  By purchasing a ticket to this event you are tacitly giving MDBrunch permission to use your likeness in any of our publicity campaigns. 

  • Refunds, if granted, will incur a £15 administration charge (regardless of which type of ticket).

  • Materials bought during #Intensive22 direct from a workshop leader/organisational partner will not be the responsibility of MDBrunch and any/all queries must be directed to the vendor directly.

  • Both venues are entirely accessible.  If there are any further assistance needs, please DO NOT hesitate to get in touch with us.

  • There is no free parking at either venue.

Biographies of Workshop Leaders


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I strive to help people effect positive change in their lives.

I bring a unique set of skills to the field of training, one that is rooted in psychology,
performance and behaviour.


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Sandra Oberoi gave her first solo public performance at the age of 3. She has since performed and taught around India, the United States, Canada, across the African continent, Russia, the United Kingdom and in parts of Europe, sharing the message of hope, joy and love through her songs and challenging people to pursue excellence in their artistic calling.


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Naveen Arles BCA FRSA, has established himself as an energetic, inspirational vocal leader and animateur.  Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and founder of MDBrunch, his 38 years in music incorporates 28 years of creating singing groups of all ages and skills.  


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Since arriving in the UK in 1998, Landing Mané has become one of the nation’s leaders of Senegalese instrumental music and dance. Learning from the age of 4, he is also versed in traditions from Guinea, Mali, the Ivory Coast and has studied and received formal training in Afro jazz and classical ballet at the National Conservatory of Dakar in Senegal. 



Pete Churchill has been working as a composer, pianist, singer and teacher for almost 30 years.  After twenty years teaching at the Guildhall, Pete is now Professor of Jazz Composition at the Royal Academy of Music and Head of Jazz Voice at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire.



Dr James Slimings is a specialist in vocal training, experienced at working in all levels of vocal education, he brings his in-depth knowledge of singing anatomy to enable you to properly train and take care of your choir's voices; safely and efficiently.

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