SARTEANO CHAMBER CHORAL CONDUCTING WORKSHOP 2016 Musica Sacra Session: 23-31 July, daily masterclass w/Simon Carrington

Musica Sacra Session: 23-31 July, daily masterclass w/Simon Carrington
A NEW mini intensive workshop w/Simon!   22 July 
A Personal Approach to Choral Score Preparation: Examining the Essentials and the Extras – 
Please see description below:
Session I:  20-21 July     Bronislawa Falinska:                Canto Evolutivo
“An in-depth intensive 2-day (15-hour) workshop for singers, teachers and anyone wishing to explore deeper aspects of making sound and music, freeing blocks and overcoming fear, so often an issue for singers. The work we shall do together is the result of my years of training in the Functional Singing Method (Lichtenberg Institute, Germany) and above all, of being a singer and teacher calling what I have been doing for the last 20 years “Self-Music, Self-Healing “ which is based not only on the precepts of the Functional Method (exploring and expanding the voice via the senses rather than through manipulation of muscle, in order to create a free, rich sound), but also the Alexander Method, yoga and Cranio-sacral work, addressing above all, the self-regulatory process of the body and its power to align and heal through vibration and harmony, changing thought patterns through the power of toning and chant.” 
Session II: 22 July                Simon Carrington:            A Personal Approach to Choral Score Preparation:
                                                                                     Examining the Essentials and the Extras  
” An intensive one full day session studying the scores of the workshop repertoire. 
I will demonstrate and discuss my own score preparation methods which follow no rules but which examine ways to sharpen aural skills, hear the essence of the music with the inner ear and tease out ways to bring the composer’s rhetoric to life. While I am concerned to develop a choir’s beauty of tone and purity of intonation, I will spend an equal amount of time refining ideas on how to ensure that the singing touches the hearts of the listeners.”
Session III: 23 to 31 July                                                 Musica Sacra
This exhilarating and collaborative workshop has been designed for choral conductors and music educators who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. Come join conductors from all over the world and leave inspired and refreshed. Also, we heartily welcome qualified singers who are interested in attending the workshop in a non-conducting capacity; that love to sing in a chamber group environment and/or are specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting techniques.
There are three possible tiers of participation: Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor, and Singer. Up to two graduate credits are available through The Boston Conservatory.
Full Conductors – Daily podium time to conduct your assigned piece in Simon Carrington’s daily 4.5 hour Master Class.
Conducting Auditors – You will have a private filmed lesson with Simon and rehearse/conduct in the morning session. Over the course of the week, our Conducting Auditors work in strong collaboration to prepare two pieces for performance; two Conducting Auditors are chosen to conduct both in the final concert, along with the Full Conductors.
EVERYONE sings – the master class uses the entire workshop ensemble as its laboratory, so everyone receives the benefits of each day’s master class with Simon.
The Musica Sacra morning ateliers consist of group Vocal Pedagogy with Bronislawa Falinska (utilizing the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining) exploring new and unique ways to create personal and ensemble sound, and sessions with Brian O’Connell, centering on developing a vital chamber choir emphasizing effective and innovative rehearsal strategies.
Each day, the afternoon Musica Sacra session will consist entirely of Master Classes with Simon. This year we are again delighted to offer a Q&A/Dialogue session with Simon.
The Musica Sacra session will culminate in a performance in the Chiesa di San Francesco, a longstanding wish of Simon’s, and Bronislawa will also offer plainchant singing, in this authentic setting. We are now accepting applications for all three workshop sessions!
Come celebrate the 12th consecutive year of Simon, Broni and I working together in Sarteano! For a detailed description of the workshop, testimonials from our alumni, and an online application form, please visit our website.
Contact: Gail Leicher + 1 781.652.0158
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