Monday, November 13, 2017

Choral Cacophony Podcast #13 on the 13th! Mark Sirett Workshop Special Treat

Mark Sirett leads the choir in an exercise
Back on October 14th, we were fortunate to have an amazing workshop with master teacher, choral director and composer, Mark Sirett. 

There were so many wonderful exercises he did with us that simply do not translate to written description or even audio clips; the only way to really appreciate the depth of the choral experience is to book a workshop with the man himself .
Mark Sirett makes the choir MOVE and feel the rhythm
Here, I will attempt to give you a taste of just one moment of the 4 hours he gave to us.

This little audio excerpt illustrates two simple seeming exercises using Pierre's arrangement of "We Three Kings of Orient Are". 


Both exercises could be adapted using any song.

The first exercise Marks works on our vowels and sound and mouth position and then he flexes our storytelling chops with the second exercise. Notice how wonderfully he blends humour, anecdotes and the serious vocal work.

Thanks Mark! 


Book Mark to work with your choir HERE.


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About The Stairwell Carollers:

Pierre Massie started our a cappella choir in 1977 while he was a music student at Ottawa University. The Stairwell Carollers are ranked alongside the best of Ontario choirs, winning both the 2010 and 2013 Ontario Music Festival Association competitions. 

A registered Canadian charity, we also help out local charities with our concert, CD, and cookbook sales.

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Thanks,
Holly :)

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