HELICON ARTS CREATIVE HOLIDAYS - SECULAR CHORAL COURSE
IN GUILMARAES, PORTUGAL, 11-18 AUGUST
Since 1998 Helicon Arts have been organizing creative holidays for people who want more from a holiday than just a suntan, offering courses on music and photography that aim to strike the perfect balance between learning new tips and techniques and having great fun.
Mary is Course Director on their 2017 Secular Choral Course taking place from 11 to 18 August in the beautiful setting of Guimarães, Portugal. The aim of the course is to raise choral singing skills. Rehearsals will focus on vocal technique, and the sessions will work on aspects of tone, blending, breathing and intonation as well as musical interpretation. Participants are encouraged to bring material for smaller groups (e.g. madrigals or barbershop) and coaching is offered to individuals and small groups. At the end of the week an informal ‘barbecue concert’ provides an opportunity for these items to be performed for the rest of the group.
The musical programme will be made up of a range of classical, jazz, musical theatre, popular and folk music written or arranged for mixed voice choir.
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