The festival offers workshops with leading national and international choral experts. During these workshops, choirs, conductors, and individuals will be introduced to international choral literature, singing styles, and performance practices.

Mixing with other singers, getting instructions from the expert and performing together will make the choristers open-minded about new choral experiences. This offer applies also to non-participating choirs and individuals. For further information please contact us.

Dr. Shaw's Instant Soul Clinic – Workshop with Kirby Shaw (USA)

Dr. Kirby Shaw

Thursday, 12 December 2013
Star Theater – Manila Broadcasting Company

Dr. Kirby Shaw has been empowering people of all ages to sing more soulfully for more than 40 years. Now his no-fail techniques can be yours in this fun workshop. No music theory is required...just your ears, a song to sing and giving yourself permission to play with the melody.

The Practice and Interpretation of Philippine Choral Pieces – Workshop with Jonathan Velasco (Philippines)

Jonathan Velasco

Friday, 13 December 2013
Star Theater – Manila Broadcasting Company

In this workshop, the participants will learn to interpret Philippine choral pieces by knowing Philippine cultural influences and history. They will have the chance to sing in some Filipino languages and dialects, as well as learn why the songs are composed or arranged the way they are.