Wednesday 28 July at 6pm
Aiming High: Choral and Educational Opportunities in Secondary Schools
As conductors, our job is to unlock the potential of our singers and transform this into compelling and beautiful choral performances. In this process, there is enormous teaching potential. Sam Allchurch shares his experience and expertise in working with young singers and how to find unexpected teachable moments in the choral rehearsal.
With the help of members of the MSO Chorus, we’ll look at examples of repertoire which will challenge and excite high school choirs from Australian composers. We’ll also unpack the role and toolkit of the choral conductor, covering vocal, rehearsal and conducting techniques. There’ll also be a section on how to get the best out of changing male voices, something that Sam Allchurch has particular experience in.