Folk Choir Taster

When and Where

Dates
18 Jul 2018 - 18 Jul 2018 (2 hours, 1 day)
Days and times
Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£16
Concession fee
£13
Senior fee
£14

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Laura Hewison
Course code
SMU203A

What you will learn

Come and discover the joy of singing folk song in a choir. Enjoy the different styles of this music, the camaraderie of singing as part of a group and the challenge of communicating this art form.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Sing with some expression appropriate to the text and music of the folksong(s) covered
  • Sing one or two folksongs as part of a group
  • Understand some of the challenges of blending as a member of a choir in the folk style
  • Gain a brief insight into the basics of vocal production in the folk style

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 repertorie and expression

Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.

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 difficulty in mobility, simply inform the tutor who will endeavour to provide a tailor-made variation.

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 Folk Choir @ Morley and Solo Singing: Folk class are both new in the College starting September 2016. There are also classes in: Jazz Singing; Soul, Rock & Pop; Classical singing; Vocal Technique; and choirs of all sizes and styles.

For further information check out the website or contact the Programme Manager: Vocal Studies on 020 7450 1875 or email una.mcmahon@morleycollege.ac.uk