All Things Vocal Workshops
Saturday 27 January 2018
Enthusiastic singers and choirs of all ages and abilities are invited to join international industry experts and performers in a series of interactive workshops focusing on various aspects of singing and vocal performance.
10am: Get Vocal with Ben Parry
11.30am: Jazz Improvisation with New York Voices
3.30pm: Throat Singing with Huun-Huur-Tu
5pm: Beatboxing with The Beatbox Collective
Workshops are standing events. Limited seating will be available.
Get Vocal with Ben Parry
10am – 11am, Hall 2, Kings Place
Start your day with an invigorating workshop from Ben Parry, Artistic Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, where you’ll exercise your vocal chords and learn a mixture of African chants and crafty Beatles mash ups, guaranteed to beat any January blues. No experience necessary.
Jazz Improvisation with New York Voices
11.30am – 12.30pm, Hall 2, Kings Place
Join jazz specialists New York Voices who will take you through their trademark techniques of scat singing, call and response, improvisation and numerous jazz-fuelled styles, as well as discussing and demonstrating the concepts that make their unparalleled sound - a sound that has been consistent for the past 30 years.
Throat Singing with Huun-Huur-Tu
3.30pm - 4.30pm, Hall 2, Kings Place
Throat singing specialists Huun-Huur-Tu give a unique insight into their trademark vocal sound in this one-of-a-kind workshop. Learn about the technical aspects of throat singing from the world’s experts, who will take you through techniques including overtone singing and harmonics, and give an insight into the rich history of this traditional singing method. The group will also demonstrate how they experiment with Tuvan instruments to create their trademark authentic sound.
Beatboxing with The Beatbox Collective
5pm - 6pm, Hall 2, Kings Place
Individually they have won almost every beatboxing competition in the world, and together this vocal supergroup create a wall of sound that simply has to be heard to be believed. Join the 2015 World Beatbox Champions The Beatbox Collective to learn tongue-twisting exercises, advanced beatboxing techniques and physical theatre.