One-day workshop

Saturday 7th September 2019 – 10.30-17.00
Rye St Antony School, Pullens Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BY

This workshop is a preliminary study day on Verdi’s Requiem in connection with a performance of the work to be given on Saturday 5th October 2019 at Reading Concert Hall. Although principally intended for participants in the concert, it is also open to all experienced choral singers who wish to develop their vocal skills.

The day will be led by conductor Janet Lincé along with voice experts Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher of Vocal Process. Together, they will guide us through a range of vocal techniques, focusing on some of the special skills needed to sing this work.

Find out how to sing high notes more comfortably, make a richer sound, learn efficient breathing methods and learn how to project the text clearly. Find out if you are really a tenor and get some practical tips on how to keep your voice in trim.

Workshop Fee: £35

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Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available during the day but please bring your own picnic lunch.

Janet Lincé

A trained professional singer, Janet’s subsequent conducting career has spanned nearly 30 years working with chamber choirs, choral societies and orchestras throughout the UK and beyond.
She launched her own chamber choir Choros in 1995 and in 2012 was engaged as inaugural conductor of newChoir. In the same year she formed her own professional orchestra Corona Strings which has delighted audiences in and around Oxford with its vibrant sound and exciting programmes.

Janet is greatly in demand as a choir trainer and has travelled widely in the UK and in New Zealand, working with choirs and giving workshops throughout both countries.
In 2003 Janet was engaged for three months as guest conductor for Auckland Choral with whom she performed Handel’s Messiah and settings of the Gloria by Poulenc, Rutter and Vivaldi.

Vocal Process

Vocal Process is Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher, and they are Multidisciplinary, Multimedia Voice Educators.
They work with singers, actors, teachers, clinicians and voice therapists. The singers they work with come from the worlds of opera, concert, pop, jazz, cabaret and other commercial music genres.
They teach principles of healthy vocal function applied to the voice, the music and the genre whether it’s classical music, opera, rock or world music.
Gillyanne has worked professionally as a song recitalist and choral singer. She is one of the world’s leading experts on singing for Musical Theatre and her book Singing and the Actor is a recommended text in training institutions worldwide.
Jeremy is a professional accompanist and vocal coach in every classical genre from Mediaeval to contemporary. He has worked as a Musical Director, Pianist and vocal coach since 1988 in London’s West End and around the UK.
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