The Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte invites the public to a FREE choral workshop with Dr. Charles Beale, artistic director of New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. The workshop will be held on Friday, March 2nd, 2012, 7pm to 9:30pm at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th Street. It’s free but registration is required.
Regardless of your singing skill level or experience, you are welcome to attend. Here is more about the event:
Whether you sing or conduct a church, school, or a community-based chorus, pop and jazz are staples of the current repertoire. And there’s real music to be mined in these idioms, often more than just what you see on the page. You can actually learn to sing (and teach) Lady Gaga, tobyMac, Jason Mraz, Point of Grace, and Michael Jackson. You don’t have to be “born with it.” With a knowledge of rhythm, sound, style, improvisation, and technique, you can make this music come alive within the choral medium.
With over 25 years of experience in pop and jazz instrumental and choral music, Dr. Charles Beale brings his training and expertise from the UK and New York to North Carolina. Join us on Friday, March 2, 2012 at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church as Charlie works with you on a genre of music most of us never studied and, that, therefore, sometimes feels alien.
Primary topics include:
Mike technique (we’ll have lots of mikes and a PA system for individual and group work)
How you can continue your study
Bring yourself, your small ensemble, your vocal band, your director, your chorus, your choir, your classically trained and untrained singers and join us on March 2 from 7:00 – 9:30.