Folk Choir at Morley

When and Where

20 Apr 2020 - 29 Jun 2020 (15 hours, 10 weeks)
Days and times
Monday 18:00 - 19:30
Iklectik Arts lab


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Laura Hewison
Course code

What you will learn

Discover the joy of singing in a folk choir. Enjoy the camaraderie of singing in a group and the challenge of communicating in this art form.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Sing a variety of different folk songs as part of the group
  • Develop aural and musical skills by learning by ear and singing harmonies in parts
  • Sing with some interpretation and expression appropriate to the text and music of the folksong repertoire
  • Understand some of the challenges of blending as a member of a choir in the folk style
  • Demonstrate an understanding of some of the basic principles of vocal technique
  • Sing with greater confidence

Class format and activities

Group physical and vocal warm up exercises
Learning a selection of folksong melodies
Explore harmonisation (if appropriate) in the folk style
Consider the context of folk song repertoire and expression

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This course is for absolute beginners.
Enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment are essential!
Sight singing is not necessary!
Some experience of singing will be helpful.

What you need to know before you enrol

The course involves some stretching exercises during the vocal warm ups, however, if you have mobility difficulties, simply inform the tutor who will endeavour to provide a tailor-made variation. The course is in an offsite location just round the corner from the main building - the wonderfully quirky Iklectik Arts Lab.

What you will need for your class

Please bring a pencil to make notes
Music will be provided
Feel free to bring water in a bottle

What you can do next

There is a wide range of choirs and singing classes at Morley College in a variety of styles.
The Solo Singing: Folk class gives the opportunity to explore folk singing in more detail. There are also classes in: Jazz Singing; Soul, Rock & Pop; Classical singing; Vocal Technique; and choirs of all sizes and styles.

For further information have a look at the website or contact the Programme Manager: Pop Music 020 74501806