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CoMA Contemporary Music Sumer School 2014

Location: England, United Kingdom
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
An opportunity to immerse yourself in contemporary music for a week in High Melton, South Yorkshire, 16-22 August 2014.
 
This year’s voice tutors are James Weeks and Matthew Sharp.
 
This year’s vocal workshops will be:
  • Partsongs for CoMA.  An opportunity for a number of small groups (up to five voices) working simultaneously, on pieces resulting from a Call for Pieces to create a CoMA Partsong Book of small vocal pieces. Mainly open-score, likely to involve graphic/unconventional notation.
  • Choral tributes . Rehearsals of Make Our Garden Grow (Bernstein), Who is Silvia? (Galt MacDermot) to mark Shakespeare's 450th anniversary, and a John Tavener tribute with Petra for choir and strings
  • Music theatre.  A mix of devised work (writing, composing, staging our own pieces) and looking at Stephen Oliver's Cadenus Observ'd. These sessions will also explore vocal technique, stagecraft and movement
  • Puritanism, liberty and dissent.  Selections for choral ensemble from Christopher Fox's American Choruses, Christian Wolff's Wobbly Music, William Billings' hymns and anthems and James Weeks' Radical Road.
 
In addition, you can mix and match from a wide range of other options for contemporary ensemble, piano, percussion, strings and composition.
 
For full details see www.coma.org/summermusic.
 
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