Date: 21 Oct 2017
Cost: £30 (£25 concession) - £5 off if you book and pay by 30 September
Location: Bowden House, Totnes TQ9 7PW
Run by: Tony Backhouse
Contact details: Bookings/information: Ian Hague firstname.lastname@example.org
Composer, vocal arranger and singer Tony Backhouse, BA, BMus, is one of the leaders in the Australian a cappella movement. Tony has led nine gospel tours to the USA to participate in the African American church tradition. He has run vocal workshops in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Fiji and Samoa and was one of the founders of the Sydney
A cappella Association. He is the author of two songbooks: A cappella • Rehearsing For Heaven and Move On Up, and a book on directing vocal groups Freeing the Song.
Tony works with the passionate and exciting African-American repertoire, focusing on spirituals, gospel songs old and new, choral and quartet styles, and embracing South African church songs, and often doo-wop, R&B and pop. The emphasis is on harmony, collective improvisation and freedom of expression. No music-reading skills are required, and you may record the sessions.