Blackbird Leys Choir


17 October 2015 at 2pm, with concert at 7pm

at Church of the Holy Family, Blackbird Leys

This event is for anyone who might want to sing, even if you’ve never tried before.

Blackbird Leys Choir invites you to take part in a singing workshop. Most people are actually better at singing than they think they are. This workshop gives you a chance to give those lungs a workout and see if we’re what you’re looking for, and gives us a chance to hear what you can do. Please have a go – you might surprise yourself.

The whole afternoon will use one piece of music, which will appear in the concert programme and which we will learn on the day. You will then have the opportunity – if you want – to be selected to sing this piece in the concert. (If you are selected, you will need concert dress, which for this event is black top and black trousers/skirt; but don’t let this be a barrier as we may be able to lend you some if needed.)

If you don’t want to sing, please come and be in the audience for the concert at 7pm.

The whole event will take place at the Church of the Holy Family, Blackbird Leys, Oxford OX4 6JH and will be free of charge so please bring your family along to see the concert.

After the concert there will be a (voluntary) retiring collection. Any money raised will be shared equally between the choir and the church.

Proposed timetable

2:00 Arrival and welcome – meet the choir
2:15–3:00 Breathing for Singing
Posture (how to stand on your own two feet)
Tone production workshop
3:00 Tea break
3:15–4:00 Reading music for singers (why bother?)
Diction – how to sing what you mean!
Performance – nerves, coping with disaster
4:00 Tea break
4:30–5:00 Rehearsal of concert piece – selection of those who will be singing in the concert
5:00–6:30 Break up to go home, have dinner and change; or feel free to bring a sandwich and stay if you’d rather
6:30 Back to the venue for warm up (please be prompt)

By kind permission of the vicar and congregation of the Church of the Holy Family, Blackbird Leys.

Last updated on 27 September 2015