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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Kate Portal
  • Course Code W23MPPB03C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this 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 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

Cost

  • Full fee
    £85
  • Concession fee
    £65
  • Class format and activities

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

    Entry requirements

    This course is for absolute beginners but also caters for more experienced singers, especially if you have an interest in folk music. Enthusiasm and a willingness to experiment are essential! Sight singing is not necessary!

    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.

    What you need

    Please bring a pencil to make notes. Feel free to bring water in a bottle. Music/ lyrics will be shared and handed out.

    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 Folk Singing 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 check out the website or contact the Programme Manager at matthew.gardner@morleycollege.ac.uk