In the second of four posts about our festival Hand in Hand on Saturday 13 July, we introduce our fantastic workshop leaders and give a taste of what’s in store on the day.
Workshop #2: Singing Safari
Chris Rowbury teaches traditional music (and movement) from the Maori and Zulu cultures.
Chris Rowbury has 30 years’ experience teaching choral music from scratch to small and large groups alike. He has taught at the Royal Festival Hall in London, at several well-known UK drama schools, and at music festivals. He runs regular world music singing groups and community choirs as well as working as a freelance workshop leader and performer, specialising in a wide range of music traditions, from Eastern Europe to Africa.
His workshop will consist of teaching harmonies as well as moves from two famous traditional music styles, from South Africa and New Zealand. These songs will then be performed during the evening concert.
Chris has 30 years’ experience of teaching and running workshops in singing, voice and theatre. He has worked all over the world as a teacher, director and performer. He runs regular world music singing groups and community choirs as well as working as a freelance workshop leader and performer.
As a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners’ Network, Chris shares the belief that everybody can sing regardless of experience or background. He is a patient, charismatic teacher with a relaxed style laced with plenty of humour.
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.