||Monday 08 May 2017
||Leeds College of Music
||Monday evenings: Monday 24 April - Monday 3 July 2017, 8 - 9.30pm
||Jenny Chamberlain Smith
New members are welcome to join the choir from Monday 24 April for the remainder of the year until Monday 3 July. The discounted fee to enrol from April is £50 (annual fee: £150) which will include 8 rehearsals an informal performance.
This is a new choir, which started in September 2016. Open to all singers, the LCoM Pop and Jazz choir is an opportunity to delve into the decades of popular music and jazz from the 1920's to the present day.
Jenny will teach an eclectic repertoire, giving you the chance to explore different styles of harmony singing, including call and response, close harmony, a cappella, and different styles of backing vocals. Material will be taught using a combination of aural and written traditions. During the 30 week course there will be three informal performances.
No choir experience necessary, but participants must have good pitch
A basic knowledge of reading music is desirable
Participants must be committed to the course dates
What You Will learn
Physical and vocal warm-ups
Learning from both aural and written traditions
Developing your harmony singing
How to perform as a group
How to create different tones and textures
How to follow and understand music
This evening class runs on a Monday evening for 30 rehearsals from Monday 19 September - Monday 3 July 2017, 8 - 9.30pm each week. Please note there are no classes running on the following dates: 1 & 29 May 2017
Jenny Chamberlain Smith is a professional and versatile vocalist, and though rooted in jazz and popular music she effortlessly moves between various genres and styles. Since graduating from Leeds College of Music in 2006 (BA Jazz Studies) Jenny's career highlights include: recording her début album 'Love Holds Strong'; radio appearances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Leeds, York and Lincolnshire as well as singing backing vocals for Katrina (Katrina and the Waves). Jenny's versatility has enabled her to be part of a rich variety of ensembles over the years. Current projects include 1940's vocal group 'The Honeybirds', the 'Lady Luck' jazz quintet, award winning party band 'Vibetown' and the 'Up On the Roof' theatre show (backing vocals and flute).
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