Workshop about Popular Choral Music
Conducted by Nicol Matt
On Saturday March 3, 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Sängerbund Hüttenberg-Schiffenberg will present a workshop about popular choral music at the Hüttenberger Bürgerstuben in Hüttenberg-Hochelheim. All singers of all levels of achievement are cordially being invited to attend this free workshop. Lecturer Nicol Matt, Artistic Director of the Chamber Choir of Europe and internationally renowned due to his more than 100 CD productions, will conduct the workshop for Popular Choral Music.
More and more this type of choral literature plays a major role in all kinds of different choirs and choral formations. But unusual and diverse rhythms open up a completely new access to music, which needs to be communicated in a skilful and experienced way.
Groups such as the Wise Guys or Maybebop have proved that popular choral music is a lot of fun and is also popular with the audience.
Especially singers from choirs with a traditional background will benefit from getting acquainted with this new type of choral music and a new and interesting way to enrich their musical range. Singers who have already got an insight into popular choral music are likewise being invited to enlarge their knowledge.
During the workshop participants will work out together the different styles of popular music with the help of different choral works. The communication of unusual rhythms and singing techniques as well as the instruction for improvisation and independent choreographic contents will complete this training.
Lecturer Nicol Matt:
Nicol Matt, born in 1970 in St. Georgen in the Black Forest, studied Protestant church music as well as conducting, singing and sightreading from full score at the conservatories Stuttgart, Trossingen, Esslingen and Strasbourg. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Chamber Choir of Europe and conducted for many years and with huge success the semi-professional Amadeus-Choir and the Boy Choir of Wiesbaden. Nicol Matt is regularly being invited to international choir competitions and festivals as a lecturer and juror, and to universities as a workshop lecturer for conductors and singers from all over the world. www.nicolmatt.com
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Organizer: Sängerbund Hüttenberg-Schiffenberg
President: Klaus Kummer
+49 (0)6403 – 72334 | kummerklaus(at)gmx.de