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Festival date: 28th - 30th November 2014

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Festival date: 28th - 30th November 2014

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Choral workshop by Br Ben Hanlon

Choral Seminar   Kenmare Choral Festival 2014

Feel Good! Sing Good!
Ways to improve your choir

1. Parts fitting together

• Listen to the other parts
• 3 parts hum/oo 1 part sings words
• sing softly

2. Going flat – singing in tune more

• Bright and dark notes m and l
• Line going up – not enough energy
• Line going down – too much
• Semitones t-d and f-m
• Repeated notes drop
• Notes in a high place for a long time
• Big leap up – not enough
• Breath can be a problem too!! Ends of phrases
• Vowels – see below
• Checking exercise d s d or dtlsd Are the d’s the same?

3. Tone – make a nicer sound

• Vowels are very important – flat across the mouth – the way we speak -> dull
• Getting height into your mouth – drop jaw – upper palette big -> bright
• Try a little hum or use oo
• Try harmonic exercise oo -> ee

4. Tricky bits

• Use of solfa for difficult part of a line!! It is unbelievable.

5. Rhythm – energy

• Feeling the beat
• Counting
• Clapping
• Clear downbeat – but rhythm is in your belly

 

Kenmare Choral Festival 2014 is Coming!

The 2014 Kenmare Choral Festival will be held from November 28th to the 30th. Please check back soon for further details of competitions, concerts and more.  Alternatively, why not sign up for our newsletter by putting your name and email address in the box on the right of the page to keep up to date on all the latest developments!

We would like to thank all of the choirs who participated in the hugely successful 2013 Kenmare Choral Festival and congratulate the winners in all categories.  To see the list of winners - click here.

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Kenmare Choral Festival

Carnegie Arts Centre
Shelbourne Street
Kenmare
Co. Kerry

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Carnegie Arts Centre
Shelbourne Street
Kenmare
Co. Kerry

info@kenmarechoralfestival.com

 

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085 2797814 

 

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