The Portrait Choir Singing Day
Sunday, 27 April 2014 from 10:30 to 15:45 (BST)
City of Westminster, United Kingdom
27 April 2014, 10:30 - 15:45 (registration from 10:00)
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
£22 / £18
Choral Music associated with the First World War
Visitors are invited to come and discover choral music that was being sung and heard during the First World War.
The Singing Day will be led by Choir in Residence Artistic Director, Gregory Batsleer. The programme will include the exploration of music by a range of composers such as Edward Elgar and Irving Berlin, a performance in a Gallery space, and a talk from a Gallery Curator on the Great War in Portraits exhibition. The aim of the day is to provide an opportunity for singers of all voice types and abilities to get together and sing in a unique setting and learn more about the music of the period.
Some ability to read music is recommended, but is not essential. Participants will be given the relevant sheet music on the day, but music will be available prior to the event upon request.
When booking please select the appropriate voice type; Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass.
Included in the price for the day is a voucher for light refreshments.
For further information, please email Lucy Cronin, Choir in Residence Administrator at email@example.com
10.00 – 10.30 – Registration
10.30 – 12.30 - Session 1: Warm up and exploration of the music heard in concert during the First World War
12.30 – 13.15 – Lunch break
13.15 – 13.45 – Curator talk on the Great War in Portraits exhibition
13.45 – 15.30 - Session 2: Music sung at parties and in Dance Halls
15.30 – Performance in a Gallery space
Featured composers include:
R. Vaughan Williams
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