Festival Chorus Mini-Course - Performance
11 October 2014, 17:15 - 17:45
Jonathan Williams conductor
All are welcome to attend this fun and friendly pre-concert performance of some beautiful Schubert partsongs.
The Festival Chorus is open to all, regardless of experience; read more about taking part. Several workshops and rehearsals take place in the run-up to the Festival.
The Festival Chorus
Learn, have fun and perform at the Holywell Music Room.
An exciting mini-course for singers of all abilities covering key aspects of singing from vocal techniques and performance skills to perfecting pronuniciation and learning part-songs ably led by Conductor, Jonathan Williams and Vocal Coach and Soprano, Fiona Dobie. The course culminates in an early evening concert on the opening weekend of The Schubert Project. The participation fee includes over 14 hours of study/rehearsal time, two complimentary tickets to a lunchtime recital (selected recitals only) and a Festival Chorus Concert Programme.
Festival Chorus Mini-Course Schedule
Introductory Study Day
10am Welcome and coffee
10.20am Introduction to Schubert’s part songs, given by Richard Wigmore
11am Vocal Techniques - Fiona Dobie (with Jonathan Williams and accompanist)
12 Music Rehearsal - Jonathan Williams and Fiona Dobie (with accompanist)
1-2 Lunch break
2-2.30 German Pronunciation – Prof Norbert Meyn (RCM & Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
2.30-4 Music Rehearsal – Jonathan Williams (with accompanist)
Festival Chorus Workshops
Workshop 1: Weds 24th September – Denis Arnold Hall
7.30-8.30 Vocal Techniques - Fiona Dobie (with Jonathan Williams and accompanist)
8.30-10pm Music Rehearsal - Jonathan Williams (with accompanist)
Workshop 2: Weds 1 October – Denis Arnold Hall
7.30-8.30 Vocal Techniques – Fiona Dobie (with Jonathan Williams and accompanist)
8.30-10pm Music Rehearsal – Jonathan Williams (with accompanist)
Workshop 3: Weds 8 October – Denis Arnold Hall
7.30-8pm German Pronunciation - Prof Norbert Meyn (RCM & Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
8-10pm Music Rehearsal and Vocal Techniques – Fiona Dobie (with accompanist)
Saturday 11 October – Holywell Music Room
4-6pm Dress Rehearsal – Fiona Dobie and Jonathan Williams (with accompanist)
6.30pm Concert Performance – Fiona Dobie and Jonathan Williams (with accompanist)
This event is part of a series:
The Schubert Project will be the biggest ever celebration of the life and music of Franz Schubert. At its core is the UK's first ever complete performance of Schubert's songs, alongside a host of other works. Bringing Schubert’s Vienna to Oxford in a dazzling feast of music, art, theatre, food & drink, this three-week festival is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse you...