Workshops

Lamento at Chorworks 2015

 

Workshops can be tailored to suit the needs of the ensemble and can be held in an afternoon, all day or over several days culminating in a performance. The music worked on can be a full-length program, e.g. a medieval Ladymass, or a shorter set that can be incorporated into any concert program, e.g. songs by Francesco Landini or chants by Hildegard von Bingen.  We offer workshops on medieval music, new music and everything in between. Below are some “serving suggestions.”

 

 

Afternoon workshop:

  • 2-4 hours (including breaks).
  • Vocal warm-up, concentrating on blend and addressing ensemble technique skills.
  • Work on 2-4 pieces, working on ensemble technique methods, including leading from inside the ensemble. Work on pronunciation, blend, style and interpretation.
  • End workshop with informal performance.

All-day workshop:

  • 6-8 hours (including breaks and an hour for lunch).
  • Extended vocal warm-up, concentrating on blend and addressing ensemble technique skills.
  • Work on several pieces, working on the application of ensemble technique methods, including leading from inside the ensemble. Work on pronunciation, blend, style and interpretation.
  • End workshop with informal performance.

Residency:

  • 2-4 days, or longer, depending on needs and extent of performance
  • Vocal warm-ups and ensemble technique work.
  • Extensive rehearsals of selected music with a view to a public performance at the end of the residency, to be arranged by the ensemble. Can be a full-length program, or a shorter selection designed to be part of a full-length concert.