Our First Come and Sing workshop!
- Published on Sunday, 16 February 2014 21:39
Come and sing with Albion!
Share and absorb the nature and nuance of our distinctive technique – singing without copies or conductor, honing awareness of ourselves and each other, internalising and expressing the music.
In an afternoon workshop, you’ll be immersed in our unique settings of “the music of these islands” alongside members of Albion. In the evening, the newly formed choir of which you’re a part will be special guest stars in Albion’s Spring Songs concert!
It all takes place in the fabulous acoustic of our home, Holy Trinity Church, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome.
“Is it for me?”
We’re looking for the same characteristics as for Albion singers: the ability to learn a tune and sing it with confidence (you can probably do this – think ‘Happy Birthday’), a sense of energy and fun, and an open mind. Albion’s music is in up to 6 parts (SSATBB) so you will need to indicate which part you sing.
SIGHT-READING is not a requirement. In fact it can inhibit musicality. You just need to be able to absorb and express a musical line. Sight-reading in the workshop is NOT the point. So if you do read well, the challenge is to learn everything off-copy.
We’ll provide sheet music and audio files well in advance, all you need to do is listen and lot and you’ll find that the lines will become ingrained in your mind… and that’s the beginning of the Albion technique!
If you've questions about this, why not tweet / Facebook / email? You can also call 0114 268 5827 to reserve workshop places; we'll then ask you to send a cheque or pay online.
Saturday 3 May at Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses
3.30 – 6pm WORKSHOP
6pm - Hot meal kindly provided by Holy Trinity
7.30pm CONCERT – over by 10
Cost of workshop and concert: £15
WE're delighted that the workshop is now fully subscribed. It will be great to work with more than 20 come-and-singers.
Sorry if you wanted to be amongst them!
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