photo: JAMES BOND: A Convenient Lie – chorus rehearsal
Welcome to this studio CHORAL WORKSHOP!
This group class is an ongoing exploration in developing solid and healthy choral singing techniques, sight reading skills and strengthening the individual’s ability to understand and discern their harmonic function within the ensemble. In other words, how to stick to your own part and not waver into another voice’s vocal line! All of this while exploring repertoire (sacred and secular) spanning from early chant to contemporary composers.
NO AUDITION REQUIRED! Although, there is a vocal assessment to assign the participant to their proper vocal classification (ie: soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
Maximum 12 singers admitted (preferrably 3 per voice type)
WHEN? The workshop sessions are BI-WEEKLY on Saturdays starting February 11, 2017, 2pm-4pm (total of 8 sessions)
WHERE? The workshop will be held at the Studio of Stuart Graham at 40 Alexander St, Suite 1510.
COST: $100 (materials fee)
INSTRUCTOR: STUART GRAHAM
A part from his work as freelance soloist with opera companies and orchestras, Mr. Graham has many years experience as a professional chorister, church organist and liturgical music director (St. Paul’s Cathedral, Saskatoon). As a chorister & soloist, Stuart studied under the direction of Iwan Edwards as part of his choral ensemble studies at McGill University. Following that, he was a professional member of Montreal’s famed Tudor Singers and the Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul under the direction of renowned choral conductor Wayne Riddell. During this time, many performances were broadcast on CBC Radio/Radio-Canada. In particular, Stuart’s performance (soloist) in the world premier of Arlan Schultz’s THE EDIFICE (for soprano and baritone solo, double choir and orchestra) was broadcast live on CBC Radio and later played on BBC Radio, Radio France and Bavarian Radio.