A programme of training in vocal ensemble techniques
Through the music of Women Composers
Open to YOUNG SINGERS aged c. 18 – 30 of any gender and at varying skill levels
JANUARY 2024 COURSE DATES
A unique opportunity to join ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE Artistic Director Frances M Lynch, for an exhilarating training programme based on music by Eliza Flower (1803–1846) and some contemporary women composers
Frances was so lovely and supportive! Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience ❤️
This is your chance to be part of our Eliza Flower project in collaboration with Conway Hall, bringing their archive of this unsung composer’s diverse and extraordinary music to life. You can read more about the project here
The workshops will challenge participants to create their own vocal ensemble – “The Flower Singers” – from scratch, using body and breath techniques and synchronized group formations to forensically examine key acapella skills eg.-listening, rhythm, tuning, unison, language, intervals and the extended voice.
It was almost like belonging to a company during the process, working together as an ensemble and bouncing off each other to accomplish a common goal.
I will continue to use the exercises / ideas taught to me. Every time I sing now, I can’t help but warm up using these practices!
My favourite exercise was when we walked the intervalsYoung Singers Programme Participants 2022
…..it really helped my mental health and I felt that I was working with a cause to promote female musicians which I think is very important.
I have gained more confidence in my voice
Be prepared for a day of hard work & fun at Conway Hall!
The most valuable aspect for me was being made so welcome right from the start, feeling part of a group of fun, interesting and supportive people all working towards a goal.
Frances is so passionate, enthusiastic and bubbly about the music, it just makes you feel so happy taking part.
Places are very limited so please apply as early as possible before the deadline – Dec 8th 2023 We are allocating places now – so don’t miss out!
Access to the programme is free of charge but requires a high level of personal commitment. Donations to our work promoting women composers are welcome from those who can afford it. Successful applicants will receive a 1 to 1 Assessment Session followed by 5 ONLINE Development Workshops culminating in an on-site Workshop & Performance Day on January 27th at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London with electric voice theatre.
We particularly welcome applications from those who may otherwise have difficulty accessing this kind of training for reasons of finance or any form of discrimination. Please let us know if you have any access needs and we will endeavour to ensure they are met. (NB the venue is fully wheelchair accessible)