Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Totally Treble - Choir Workshop

(Email Debbie for a flyer )
with Kate Albury, Debbie O’Shea and Katherine Ruhle

Session 1: Debbie O’Shea is an enthusiastic, experienced educator who wants to help conductors with repertoire choice and keeping students actively engaged in rehearsals. In this session, Debbie will delve into a bag of tricks, some learned on her recent visit to the UK and the USA, as well as some long standing favourites. You will also read through a new piece or two and learn some canons and warm ups.

Session 2: Katherine Ruhle is an incredibly talented Brisbane composer who is writing some fabulous pieces! In this session you will be introduced to some new warm-ups, canons and larger works, movement and intentional listening activities, all working towards forming well-rounded musicians who can sing beautifully. 

Session 3: Kate Albury and the Brisbane Grammar School Vocal Group and Chamber Choir. Kate Albury is Choral Director and Coordinator of Middle School Events at Brisbane Grammar School.  Her choral experience extends from conducting with the Queensland Conservatorium Chorus to co-conducting Gondwana Singers at the National Choral School.  She is excited to be bringing the Chamber Choir, an auditioned ensemble of 35 treble voices as well as the Vocal Group, a non-auditioned ensemble of over 75 voices!  During this session she will demonstrate some of the boys’ favourite warm ups and games as well as conduct an open rehearsal which will include techniques on sight reading a new piece and also polishing and choreographing well-known repertoire.

Saturday May 16th - 9.00am – 3.00pm

Cost: $220.00Crescendo Members $200
(Students $110) includes notes, morning tea and lunch

Venue: Arana Leagues Club 247 Dawson Parade, Keperra (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)