Date: 28 Oct 2017
Cost: £30 (or £25 concessions for those on low income benefits)
Details: 10am to 3.30pm
Location: St Swithin’s Church, The Paragon, Bath BA1 5LY
Contact details: 07894 205255
We are delighted that Tony Backhouse will be returning to Bath on his 2017 UK tour. Tony is one of the leaders in the Australasian a cappella movement. He 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, 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.
Tony has led eight gospel tours to the USA to participate in the African-American church tradition. He has run vocal workshops in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, France, Italy, Canada, Fiji and Samoa and was one of the founders of the Sydney A cappella Association. He is the author of the Black Gospel songbooks A cappella • Rehearsing For Heaven and Move On Up, and a book on directing vocal groups Freeing the Song.