Choral conducting workshop with Budapest Vandor Choir
The Budapest Vandor Choir invites practicing and prospective foreign choir leaders (active members), as well as amateur singers (passive members) who would like to get hands-on experience working with an advanced level amateur choir and wish to get acquainted with some of the works from the choir’s repertoire. The participants will get assistance in making decisions about special solutions regarding the performance, how to choose the correct tempo, how to solve problems related to form and dynamics, how to improve their conducting technique and how to prepare well an amateur choir for performance.
The Budapest Vandor Choir is a 78 years’ old choir with mostly amateur members. Its outstanding national and international successes speak for themselves: four Silver Diploma and a category-winner Gold Diploma – 2005 Bad Ischle, two Gold Diploma – 2006 Zoltan Kodaly 4th Hungarian Choir Competition and 2009 Budapest International Choral Competition, April 2014 the highest classification of the Hungarian Choral Assotiantion (KOTA) „Concert choir”. Each and every era – from the renaissance to the 21th century- is included in its repertoire.
We invite participants who would like to improve their knowledge in the repertoire of a mixed choir, who would like to practice their conducting technique and shape their artistic thoughts as leaders of an excellent, cheerful amateur company.
The workshop will be led by Zsuzsanna Nemeth Artisjus Prize winner choir leader and the choir’s art director and dr. Zsuzsánna Mindszenty Liszt Prize winner conductor.
07. Nov.2014 (Friday)
10:00-12:30 AM and 13:30-16:00 conductor practice, overview of the technical realization of the pieces. At 17:00 singing practice, warm-up, then up to 20:00 rehearsal with the choir.
08. Nov.2014 (Saturday)
09:00-1200 rehearsal with the choir, 14:00-16:30 conductor practice, 17:00-19:00 rehearsal with the choir. After the rehearsal we analyze our experiences with the participants as required.
09. Nov.2014 (Sunday)
14:00 rehearsal on the spot of the concert, 16:00 closing concert in the Erzsebetvaros Community House, then a reception presented by our choir, summary of the workshop and evaluation with the conductors.
The workshop includes the following works:
Eilers: The Irish Blessing
Rutter: The Lord bless you
Miskinis: Gloriosa dicta sunt
Kodaly: Sík Sandor Te Deum
Tillai: Lauda Sion
Orban: Ave Maria
Victoria: O Magnum mysterium
Pachelbel: Singet dem Herrn
We ask the conductors to choose at least two pieces from the three groups (each from a different group), and indicate their titles on the application form.
Only one of these works will be performed during the concert at the end of the course. Because of the shortage of time the conductors will only have time to practice that one with the choir and shape it according to his/her taste.
During the course of the workshop it is possible to deal with more works, even with works that are not included in the list above. (In each case please indicate the name of the work of your choice on the application form in advance). More detailed information concerning the program is available on the link named Budapest Vandor Műhely.
Accommodation: Student residence, rooms with 2-3 beds, as required (details on website)
Board: full or half-board (details on website)
Participation fee: For active members 60 Eur, for passive members 20 Eur. This is the fee of the workshop, accommodation and board fees are not included. To ensure the place, the active members are asked to pay 20 Eur in advance at latest date of 20th October, 2014 to the following bank account No.16200216-00239127 at MagNet Bank. In order to identify please indicate the name of the participant on the banktransfer.
The rest of the fee for active members and the entire fee for passive members are paid at arrival on the spot. In case of cancellation the advance payment can not be reimbursed.
We would like to highlight that the maximum number of the active participant is 9. Participants will be accepted in application order and based on the application form. Participants will be notified via e-mail until 25th October, 2014.
We also emphasize that the decision about assigning the works and participants presenting on the closing concert will be based on the information given on the application form and the incoming of the advance payments.
In connection with any further questions you may contact Dr. Eszter Berényi Sassné on the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Details issued in advance may change and widen, so please keep an eye on the website of the choir www.vandorkorus.hu.
Application deadline: 20th October, 2014
We wish you all a successful preparation period!
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