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Expanding your Choral Toolkit Weekend – Postponed

  • 28th March 2020 - 29th March 2020
  • Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds

“We’re very sorry to have to postpone our Toolkit days in light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation. We hope to reschedule both days in the not too distant future. If you have booked a place already, we will be in touch with you direct.”

We are delighted to present our first weekend of workshops focusing on expanding your toolkit of choral resources and inspiration!

Do you want your sections to sound the same? Not sure where your singers should stand in order to get the best from each voice?  On the 28th March, Kevin O’Carroll, Sally McLean and The White Rosettes will explore the technique of voicing or ‘stacking’ your choir; this technique considers the voice of each singer and arranges them in order to create the optimum blended sound. Both presenters will consider how blend can be achieved in our choirs or choruses using this technique and give you practical tips and exercises to take home and try with your own singers.

On the 29th March, Canadian conductor Jordan Travis joins us again to expand on his popular session at last year’s Festival on the ageing voice. This is a great opportunity for conductors to get an in depth understanding of the choral voice, with sessions covering vocal technique and pedagogy, care of the senior voice and using your knowledge to lead really effective choral warm-ups!

Both days take place at HEART in Headingley, a fully accessible venue a few minutes outside Leeds city centre. There is very reasonably priced accommodation nearby in Headingley at the Premier Inn, plenty of restaurants and shops nearby and a discount on fees if you book for both days.

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Weekend ticket: £130 abcd members, £160 non-members

Single day ticket: £70 abcd members, £85 non-members

If you’re a member of AOTOS, British Kodály Academy, BABS, LABBS, Making Music, Music Mark or the ISM you can book this event at the member rate – please select the ‘Music Orgs’ option when booking!

Further information and online booking options can be found here.

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