Hone your conducting technique in this two-day choral conducting masterclass with Voces Academy. Guided by expert pedagogue, Peter Hanke, conductors will work with fantastic young chamber choir, Evoke, on a selection of a cappella repertoire.
Fri 6 Oct
15.00-17.00 Preparations for conductors
18.00-21.00 Masterclass Session 1
Sat 7 Oct
10.00-13.00 Masterclass Session 2
14.00-17.00 Masterclass Session 3
St Gabriel’s Halls
Pimlico SW1V 3AA
The Voces Academy philosophy focuses on musical leadership just as much as on conducting techniques. Through mutual exploration of the conductor’s personal approach and inspirational abilities, an individualised map of how to develop great conducting emerges.
Peter’s teaching techniques emphasize that effective choral direction can communicate inspiration, express articulation and phrasing, and take a position on musical requirements in such a way that the ensemble members feel both free and in great demand. The methodology focuses on elements of leadership in rehearsal situations, conducting technique and on the conductor’s physical communication with the ensemble, where all movement can be musical expression.
Bruckner, Os Justi
Holmboe, III. Laudate Dominum from Liber Canticorum Vol. Vb, Opus 158b (Edition Wilhelm Hansen)
Holmboe, Dirge, Op. 110a (Edition Wilhelm Hansen)
Mendelssohn, Die Nachtigall from Sechs Lieder, Op. 59
Moeran, ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ and ‘Good Wine’ from Songs of Springtime (Novello)
Pearsall, Lay a Garland
Schütz, Selig Sind die Toten
Vaughan Williams, Full Fathom Five from Three Shakespeare Songs
Participants are expected to provide their own copies of the scores. Please allow sufficient time for ordering and receiving your copies.
Principles for Admission
Voces Academy masterclasses are designed for conductors with some years of experience, post-graduate level or similar. Up to eight conductors will be accepted on the course.
Full rate – £135
Student rate – £100
Applications by Sunday 10th Sept, 2017
Feel free to ask questions about the content of the masterclass by contacting Victoria, Conductor//Producer firstname.lastname@example.org
*Schedule may be subject to change