This week long intensive invites singers of all abilities to come together to sing fun and challenging choral music in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Risk taking, experimentation and improvisation are all part of the vocal experience. A varied and eclectic repertoire that may include Bach, an African Lesotho song with hand clapping rhythms and fun footwork, a Beatles tune, an Eric Whitacre piece or a Broadway hit!
The workshop always works to achieve a balanced experience: building musical confidence, choral skills and vocal techniques; as well as encouraging new friendships and collaborations — and enjoying some holiday time. Most afternoons and evenings are free so you can relax and just enjoy being in this Alpine Nirvana! The week concludes with a community concert and celebration.
This is the 9th annual Kaslo Summer Choral Workshop. Singers of all abilities are invited to spend time in beautiful Kaslo, British Columbia, singing, enjoying nature, and meeting new people.
The daily activities all take place at St. Andrew’s United Church, one of Kaslo’s unique heritage buildings and in the heart of Kaslo village.It is one block away from shopping, restaurants,B&B’s, Inns and the Kaslo Hotel and Motel. The beach is only 2 blocks away in any direction and the Kaslo River Trail begins right across the street.
Each morning begins with an informal breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in the church hall
The first singing session begins at 9:00 a.m. and finishes at 12:00 p.m. each day
Lunch is available in the Hall from 12:00 –12:45 daily
The second singing session is from 1:00 — 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. in the afternoons (The length is often based on a democratic vote dependent on weather, afternoon and evening plans, tiredness etcetera..or how close we are to the concert! )
EVENINGS (ALL optional activities except the final concert!)
Monday: Coaching/Lessons from 3:00 — 4:00 p.m. Soloists, groups, lessons and coaching available…sign up! On your own for the evening to explore and settle in.
Tuesday: Welcome Cruise and Beach Barbecue 3:00 p.m. until sunset — dependent upon weather and availability of a suitable cruiser from Kaslo Ship Yards. (open to family members as numbers permit)
Wednesday: Coaching/Lessons from 3:00 — 5:00 p.m. Soloists, groups, lessons and coaching.
Thursday: Coaching/Lessons from 3:30 — 5:00 p.m. Soloists, groups, lessons and coaching. A practice with Kevin if you are performing as a soloist or ensemble in the Saturday concert.
Friday: 2:00 p.m. Performance (Dress Rehearsal ) at Kaslo’s long term care centre at the hospital. We will decide what to perform Coaching/Lessons only as needed….
Saturday: Concert 7:00 p.m. (final warm-up and rehearsal at 6:00 p.m.) Reception to follow! Goodbyes…. until next year!