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Singing (and Drumming) in the Global Commnity

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
"Singing (and Drumming) in the Global Community"
Saturday, April 10, 2010
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM Workshop
7:00 PM Concert
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, PA
Sponsored by The Bel Canto Children's Chorus
 The Bel Canto Children's Chorus is pleased to announce a workshop day Saturday, April 10, 2010 in Lansdale, PA.  "SINGING (AND DRUMMING) IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY" is open to any teacher or conductor interested in increasing their familiarity with ethnic styles. The workshop will run from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm with a 7:00 pm concert.
During the day, teachers will rotate through sessions with expert clinicians:

¨     Rollo Dilworth for African American gospels/spirituals

¨     Jack Kessler for singing in the Jewish Tradition
¨     Joe Tayoun for Middle Eastern Drumming

¨     Kayla Ankeny and members of Svitanya for Eastern European style singing

Each session will last approximately 50 minutes, with a focus on how to teach each style of music with authenticity and respect for the tradition.

In the afternoon, three clinic choirs will combine to rehearse music for an evening performance of the music that had been coached during the day with the clinicians. Choirs include:

¨    The Bel Canto Children's Chorus  (Joy Hirokawa, Sue Ellen Echard and Kirsten Olsen. directors)

¨     Princeton Girlchoir (Lynnel Joy Jenkins, director)

¨     New Jersey Youth Chorale (Trish Joyce, director).

This rehearsal time will be open to the participants, providing additional opportunity to see our experts at work! An evening concert with each choir performing individually as well as combined into a mass choir will top off the day.

The festival will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA

Registration fee for the entire day is $50 per person, $25 for students with a college ID.  A simple dinner is included; a box lunch may be purchased at additional cost of $10.00.


To register please email: or call 215-541-4242 by April 1, 2010.

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This program is supported in part with a grant from the Five County Arts Fund