In the first of four posts about our festival Hand in Hand on Saturday 13 July, we begin to introduce our fantastic workshop leaders and give a taste of what’s in store on the day.
Workshop #1: Operatastic
We’ll be starting the day with a classical vocal warm-up and a classic Italian opera chorus by Verdi, guided by Maestro James Burton.
James Burton is one of the country’s leading choral conductors, trained at St John’s College Cambridge and the Peabody Conservatory. He is the Music Director of Oxford’s Schola Cantorum and former choral Director of the Hallé. He has extensive experience of working with professional as well as amateur and youth choirs.
His workshop will open the festivities, with some operatic singing to rehearse the famous chorus of the Hebrew slaves from Verdi’s Nabucco.
If you fancy a fun day of vocal workshops in a variety of styles, taught by leading professional musicians, get yourself signed up. And why not bring a friend, too! Workshop tickets are a bargain at £39 (£34 concessions) and include the chance to enjoy (and perform in!) our evening concert at the fabulous Troxy theatre in Limehouse, London.
Hurry, as sign-ups close Sunday June 30, 2013.