14. September 2019, 16:30 bis 18:00 Uhr
Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover | E30
This session will offer choir rehearsal and refining techniques for all ages, including voice placement (with live demonstration), ideas for developing and improving singers‘ listening skills, as well as simple vocal improvisation. These activities are designed to enhance a choir’s all round musicality, as well as provide variety and an element of fun in rehearsals. Dr Douglas Coombes presents his ideas in a highly entertaining manner, all of which arise from a lifetime of experience. For those who attend, there will be a summary of the session available for collection from the Lindsay Music UK exhibition stand. Come along and be prepared to participate.
Dr. Douglas Coombes MBE is an inspirational conductor and prolific composer, living and working mainly in the UK, though he has given conducting clinics in the US, South Korea and Gibraltar. He conducts a women’s choir, an a cappella mixed voice choir and is caretaker conductor of the Charter Choir of Homerton College, Cambridge, as well as his professional orchestra, The New English Concert Orchestra. He is chairman of the judging panel for the annual Barnardo’s National Choir Competition for Schools and was, for many years, music consultant and conductor for the BBC TV Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year. His compositional output is extensive covering both choral and instrumental and is performed around the world.