During the choral week a number of optional workshops will be presented by our artists in residence. In 2023 you may choose to attend all or some of the following:
Analysis of poetic-musical rhetoric based on the theoretical musical figures of Johann Burmeister, using the work Da Jakob vollendet hatte, by Hermann Schein, as an example;
Theoretical understanding and practical application of exercises aimed at improving harmonic priority tuning in vocal ensemble music.
We all know that our bodies change as we age – this is inevitable. But is it inevitable that our singing voices also have to change. The session explores the physical changes of ageing that impact on our singing – and what we can do about it.
Based on 35 years of music education experience – this session explores practical examples of singing techniques for children and why they are ideal for singers of all ages.
Some choirs sit on chairs and read complicated scores – some choirs stand up and learn by rote – it is all singing. This session explores the benefits of singing by rote on musical memory and intonation and explores simple solfa to support this learning.