Choral Adventure

 

Choral Adventure

Art Song goes Choral! – A choral intensive with Kevin Zakresky

Apply to participate in a choral adventure with Kevin Zakresky in celebration of the 100th Birthday of American composer Samuel Barber, creator of some of the 20th century’s most glorious song. Take several evenings to enjoy some shared singing and the dynamic musicianship, humour, and energy of our resident choral conductor in the study and performance of some Masterclasses and Lectures pieces of choral song.

Join us at VISI for lectures about the poetry of Barber’s songs with UBC professors, audit Masterclasses and Lectures classes with distinguished visiting artists, and hear from Barber’s biographer, Ms. Barbara Heyman, who will visit from New York.VISI

Samuel Barber: Art Song Goes Choral (A Weekend Workshop)
The goal of this workshop will be to expose amateur singers to the choral works of Samuel Barber in a way that focuses on interpreting texts as a group.  Barber’s choral works include SATB works with piano and without, as well as transcriptions of his own solo art songs.

The weekend will include rehearsals and discussions held on the weekend of Thursday June 10th to Sunday June 13th.  Besides singing through many choral works by Samuel Barber, Participants are invited to attend two VISI concerts as well as a lecture by Barbara Heyman, world-renowned biographer of Barber. See below for details.

The Barber Choral Workshop is open to amateur singers or professional musicians who have some choral experience and who are able to sight-read moderate to difficult choral music.

Registration & Fees

The cost is only $17 for scores, which you may take keep.

To Register or for more information, please contact workshop instructor:
Kevin Zakresky (kzakresky@chathamhall.org)


Optional VISI extras that weekend:

12 June

10:00–12:00

Lecture: BARBARA HEYMAN, BIOGRAPHER OF SAMUEL BARBER “In Celebration: The Life and Times of Samuel Barber”
Frederick Wood Theatre, UBC
12 June

1:30–3:00

ALISON D’AMATO WITH BARBARA HEYMAN Masterclasses and Lectures CLASS ON THE SONGS OF BARBER
Frederick Wood Theatre, UBC

The above events are $10 each or $15 for both.

12 June

8pm

Concert: In Celebration: The Songs of Samuel Barber
VISI Faculty Artists
Frederick Wood Theatre, UBC
$20/$10 students
13 June

8pm

Concert: “BIG BC Birthdays with a Touch of Barber”
VISI Faculty Artists, Phoenix Choir and Lyric Singers
West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver
$20/$10 students