Spring Webinars

Saturday 6th March 2021

Book now for our Spring webinar series!

All webinars take place on Saturdays from 11:00 - 12:30, unless otherwise stated.

There is a small fee of £5 for each webinar or if you book for all five webinars, there is a discounted rate of £20. A link to join the webinar will be emailed to all participants on Friday afternoon, before the webinar on Saturday morning. N.B. If you book on Friday evening, we will send you the link on Saturday morning.

All webinars will be recorded and a copy of this recording will be sent out to all participants who have booked, so you can choose whether to join us live or watch later at your leisure.

If you don't receive a link by 30 minutes before a webinar (it's worth checking your spam folder), do get in touch with us.

6 March, 4 - 5.30pm: Dreaming and Transgressing: The Choral Commons as Radical Possibility with Emilie Amrein and André de Quadros

In this presentation, Emilie Amrein and André de Quadros will reflect on their experiences in the choral world, their longing for a choral world positioned for change based on justice and equity, and their vision for how The Choral Commons as a media initiative can provide a space for collective dreaming.

Find out more about Emilie Amrein here, André de Quadros here or visit The Choral Commons website here.

13 March: Women in Music: Successes and Challenges

Panel: Dr. Kate Kennedy (Director of the Re:Dress Women Composer's Project), Gabriella di Laccio (Founder of DONNE: Women in Music), James Murphy (Chief Executive, Royal Philharmonic Society) and Cassie Raine (Co-Founder and joint CEO, PiPA - Parents & Carers in Performing Arts)

Hot on the heels of International Women's Day 2021 (8th March), this webinar will look at how much valuable work has being achieved to redress inequality within the performing arts industry, and how far we still have to go. Bringing together an influential panel consisting of dynamic advocates for women in all aspects of music-making, this platform seeks to identify the successes and challenges of women in music. In the first half of the webinar, we will hear from our esteemed panel; in the second half, we want to hear questions and comments from YOU!

27 March: Mini Masterworks: An exploration of four unaccompanied motets with Neil Ferris and Peter Broadbent

Peter Broadbent (Joyful Company of Singers) and Neil Ferris (BBC Symphony Chorus) will lead a webinar on four mini masterworks:

Discover (or re-discover!) four gems from the unaccompanied choral repertory. The session will include guidance on score preparation (music, text, language), rehearsal planning, and ideas for applying useful vocal technical techniques in rehearsal.

Find out more about Neil Ferris here and Peter Broadbent here.

10 April: Working with trans singers: practical approaches to musical inclusivity with CN Lester

How do you work with trans singers? Do trans voices require specialist knowledge and niche approaches? Or can trans singers be included in broader musical cultures using the musical and communicative tools we already possess? In this webinar, CN Lester, trans singer and singing teacher, explores the best ways to work with trans singers - not as musical outsiders, but as valued colleagues and students.

Find out more about CN Lester here.

24 April: Embedding musicianship into the choir rehearsal with Lucinda Geoghegan

Further details tbc shortly.

Choral Conducting: A Beginner's Guide Part Two
Tutor: Amy Bebbington (find out more about Amy here). This day-long online course is for all those who want to learn about the foundations of choral leadership, and would suit those new to leading choirs, teachers, community musicians, young choral leaders and those who took the first Beginner's Guide in January. It will cover key topic
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Spring Webinars
Book now for our Spring webinar series! All webinars take place on Saturdays from 11:00 - 12:30, unless otherwise stated. There is a small fee of £5 for each webinar or if you book for all five webinars, there is a discounted rate of £20. A link to join the webinar will be emailed to all participants on Friday afternoon, before the web
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