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#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, Treblemakers


"The communication, dedication, knowledge and welcoming attitude of the team has allowed for nationwide and worldwide musical connections which can only be developed further.

Thank you MDBrunch."
Mary, Singing It Back








MDBrunch deeply values the fact that MDs invest so much in their communities.  #Intensive24 promises to be another action packed weekend empowering vocal leaders through collaboration and learning.  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.
















Full Leader Biogs Below


Fri 15th - The Lab E20

Sat 16th - The Lab E20

Sun 17th - The Lab E20






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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Abi is a Singing for Health and Wellbeing Practitioner-Researcher with over 20 years’ experience working with marginalised groups. 


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Omari ‘Motion’ Carter is the founder of Motion Dance Collective, a screendance production company for which he directs, produces, choreographs, and performs. 


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Dr Jenevora Williams is a leading exponent in the field of vocal health and singing teaching. After a successful career in Opera, Jenevora turned her attention to investigating healthy and efficient vocal function. 


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Amy is a passionate advocate for choral singing and choral conductor training. She is sought-after for her dynamic and engaging teaching style, and her wealth of choral and pedagogical experience. 





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Liz Swain is an established and versatile vocalist, choral leader, and soloist, known for her passionate and forward-thinking approach. 


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Originally from Canada and now based in the UK, Kevin Fox is known internationally as a performer, choral director, workshop leader, and arranger. Kevin toured the globe with the Grammy-winning group The Swingles for 12 years, and was a founding member of the Toronto vocal band Cadence. 

Who are MDBrunch?

MD Brunch is a skills sharing, training, networking and support organisation for people who facilitate singing.  Through our events we aim to both create a safe space for vocal leaders, in this often lonely profession, whilst also promoting the vital health and well-being work that they all do for the diverse communities around them and the impact it has.  Having grown over the last 6 years, MDBrunch now has a creative steering group of vocal leaders.  MDBrunch is led by Co-Directors, Naveen Arles BCA (Founding Director) and Mel Field (Events Director).


Terms and Conditions:


  • All sessions will be live hybrid.

  • 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 an administration charge (regardless of which type of ticket):

    • Within 14 days of purchase, full refund minus £20 charge​ (if cancelled before 11am on 3rd Nov)

    • Cancellations within 14 days of the #Intensive23 weekend will be eligible for a 50% refund.

    • Cancellations within 3 days of the #Intensive23 weekend will not be eligible for any refund.

    • ALL refunds will be dealt with in the week following #Intensive23.

  • 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.

  • The Lab E20 is 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 The Lab E20.  Car parks nearby: Stratford International Car Park (International Way - £) or Westfield Shopping Mall Car Parks (£££).

Mel Field
Events Director

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