Monday, 6 August 2012

press release 'Come and Sing'

There will be a community singing workshop, in Wivenhoe on Saturday 22nd September in the Congregational Church, The Avenue. Leader Chris Rowbury is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners' Network and has masses of experience with choirs and singing workshops. He teaches harmony songs on a wide range of themes such as gospel, Eastern European and African. His approach to singing is informal, energetic and empowering with plenty of fun and laughter. 

Event organiser and local resident Jo Wheatley said, 'I really enjoyed one of Chris' workshops in Suffolk recently. Singing by ear with a room full of other adults and producing some amazing harmonies was so joyful and I decided to organise something in Wivenhoe. It would be great if this event kindles an interest in a starting a local community choir.'

Jo asks any participants to get to the venue by walking, cycling or using public transport if possible, there is limited parking at the venue for essential car use only.
The workshop runs from 2pm to 5pm, no booking is needed. Pay on the door £10 or £5 for concessions.  For more information contact Jo 01206 827649

Chris Rowbury

Natural Voice Practitioners' Network  
 Natural Voice is about celebrating the voice you were born with rather than trying to train it to an ideal of perfection. It's about building accepting, non-judgmental communities that sing together. It's about welcoming all voices into a group without audition and working from there to make a group sound. It's about making learning by ear accessible to the whole group so that nobody needs to be able to read music.