HELICON ARTS CREATIVE HOLIDAYS - SECULAR CHORAL COURSE
POUSADA DE GUIMARÃES, PORTUGAL, 17-24 AUGUST 2019

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 2019 Secular Choral Course taking place from 17 to 24 August in Portugal at the stunning Pousada de Santa Marinha, a twelfth-century monastery in the historic town of Guimarães. The aim of the course is to raise choral singing skills. Rehearsals focus on vocal technique, and during the sessions participants work on aspects of tone, blending, breathing and intonation as well as musical interpretation. Participants are also 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.

All participants are offered a one-to-one singing lesson with Mary during the week.
 
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