Date: 24 Jun—1 Jul 2022
Cost: €680 - €950
Location: The Song House, Co Donegal, Ireland
Run by: Candy Verney
A week of immersive choral singing and voice work, surrounded by Wild Atlantic Way
For singers with some experience of singing in choirs
24 June – 1 July 2022
With Candy Verney and Sophie Grimmer
Would you like to develop your voice further?
Have you sung in choirs for a while, and now you feel the need to deepen the quality of the sound?
Would you like to sing more challenging repertoire?
Would you like to immerse yourself in the beauty of the human voice, and have fun too?
This promises to be a very stimulating and restorative course, with a high professional input from both teachers. Candy’s background is in community choir leadership. Sophie’s background is in opera performance, singing teaching and voice pedagogy research. Between us we can draw on extensive experience in diverse complementary fields to offer an immersive week of choral music and personal voice work
Over the week, our own little community will build, sharing profound musical experiences and challenges, seeding new friendships, exploring the natural vibrant beauty surrounding us. So if you want to challenge your singing self, have a sense of adventure, meeting other interesting folk and returning home feeling refreshed, invigorated and in tune, then join us here.
You don’t have to read music.
Music and audio parts will be sent out in advance, and we hope singers will learn their parts before the course. Then when we come together, we’ll have the joy and challenge of working on the quality, expression, dynamics of our sound, increasing enjoyment for singers and listeners alike
Explore ways to increase vocal ease, freedom and flexibility within a safe, secure and supportive environment
Bring compassionate curiosity and a playful enquiry to internal mechanisms.
Discover the enormous potential of a deep and fluid connection of sound to breath, helping to optimise a more embodied vocal function.
Investigate, through this deeper relationship between breath and sound, how to release unnecessary ‘holdings’, enabling more vocal ‘colours’.
Seek out ways to find real joy in the process of singing, cherishing both the physical sensation and its expressive power.
Sophie is offering all participants one individual 20 min. voice session, included in the cost of this course. Additional sessions on offer, at extra cost
Further information on our website