Successful Choral Workshop Returns
Posted by: Wingham Akoostik Festival | On: June 27, 2018
“Everyone is born with a beautiful voice”
So says international musician and acclaimed choral conductor Chris James, who will conduct a free choral workshop as part of this year’s Wingham Akoostik Festival.
The workshop, which is the festival’s opening event, will run from10am on Friday 17th October at the Wingham Showground.
Participants will then form a mass choir which will perform at the festival on the Saturday 18th October, joining the likes of James Reyne, Grace Knight and Rick Price who will also perform over the weekend.
More than 130 people attended last year’s choral workshop, and there has been a huge demand for it to return for this year’s festival.
Singer, musician, presenter and voice teacher Chris James will offer participants the opportunity to find their natural voice, with a teaching style that has been described as profound, fun, humorous, interactive and inspiring.
His intriguing approach, which encourages participants to trust their creativity and intuition, has seen James invited to teach both in Australia and overseas, with groups ranging from 20 through to 20,000 people.
A successful musician in his own right, James has performed or presented at many of the world’s major conferences and festivals, from India and South Africa, to Europe, the UK and USA.
The workshop presents a unique opportunity for choirs, soloists or those interested in improving their singing, to receive insights from an international musical talent, while also taking part in a choir performance which will be one of the highlights of the award-winning Wingham Akoostik Festival.
This article is from September 2014