Free

Singing the Circle: Choral Workshop

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Centre for Sound Communities

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6L2

Canada

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Singing the Circle | Choral Workshop | World Singing Day Weekend

Singing the Circle workshops are designed to explore and celebrate the basic human act of singing and the artistic use of the human voice within the circle of life, from the time of birth through to the end of life. The 2017 World Singing Day Weekend is an opportune time for singers of all ages to gather together and explore the miracle of the singing voice alongside the esteemed Cape Breton Chorale, accompanied by the finest instrumentalists from the island and beyond. World Singing Day Weekend is a perfect occasion to join our voices together in harmony to reconcile and pay homage to Canadian confederation at 150. Come, Sing the Circle with us as we take the time to reflect, refresh, renew, and rejoice with our voice!

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Centre for Sound Communities

Schedule:

9:00a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Singing the Circle: The Warm Up​, The Workout, & The Why?

Interspersed with reflections on the uniquely human act of singing, start the day with unique and innovative vocal warm ups and exercises designed to promote freedom, vocal agility, and ease.

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Singing the Circle: Together in the Round

One of the most joyful experiences and achievements in the life of a choral singer is the ability to sing independent parts to create harmony! Workshop participants will delight in the singing of some of the most beautiful and treasured canons and rounds from centuries past through to the present day.
10:45 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Nutrition Break

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Singing the Circle: Reflections of Canada | From Coast to Coast to Coast Session I

To mark Canadian confederation at 150, a wide variety of Canadian folk songs arranged by fine Canadian composers for a cappella voices will be explored.
12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.

Singing the Circle: Reflections of Canada | From Coast to Coast to Coast Session II
To mark Canadian confederation at 150, a wide variety of Canadian folk songs arranged by fine Canadian composers for a cappella voices will be explored.

2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

Singing the Circle: A Celebration of the Body, Mind, Spirit, and Voice!

​Traditional ​singing games and dances and a reflection on our singing and the day’s events will bring us full circle.

The workshop will be followed by a performance for World Singing Day Concert the Boardmore Theatre, CBU on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Along with performances by youth who participated in “Songs and Stories of Migration and Encounter” a five-week in-community workshop for youth ages 12-18.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The Centre for Sound Communities

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6L2

Canada

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved