Youth Summer Vocal Workshop
Tuesday 17th January 2017, Beechworth VIC.
Directors of Opera in the Alps and Opera Scholars Australia, Graeme and Margot Wall, are excited to announce an opportunity for 60 young singers in a Youth Summer Vocal Workshop, who will perform at Opera in the Alps 2017.
The singers will primarily be drawn from existing primary and secondary school choirs but also the local community. As a recipient of the Commonwealth Bank Community Grants program, OSA will be working to ‘improve the health and wellbeing of young Australians’ from the North East through singing, acting, performing and mentoring opportunities.
OSA will support and inspire young singers to explore the world of singing, working alongside passionate rising opera stars, world class accompanists and international opera soloists, a full symphony orchecstra, 100 piece choir, professional conductor, stage director, choreographer and being part of the biggest outdoor opera concert in Victoria!
Participating singers will receive music in advance and a visit from the OSA music team before the end of the year. At the workshop, expert tuition will consolidate singing skills and simple choreography will be taught. All catering will be provided. Students just need to get themselves to Beechworth to have a musical experience they will never forget.
Oct/Nov 2016 – expressions of interest from singers and choirs
Nov/Dec 2016 – visit from OSA to choirs at their school
Tuesday 17 January, 2017 – full day workshop for Secondary School participants, half day workshop for Primary School participants, Beechworth
Friday 20 January, 2017 – evening dress rehearsal for Opera in the Alps, Beechworth
Saturday 21 January, 2017 – evening performance at Opera in the Alps, Beechworth
No fee will be required as this workshop is fully funded by the Commonwealth Bank Community Grants program.
Benjamin Colley, from Albury, is studying Creative Arts in Perth pursuing dance. We are thrilled to welcome Ben back to work on dance and choreography for the Summer Vocal Workshop.
Beechworth resident Chloe Woods attended the OSA Summer school in January 2016 and will again join us in 2017. Chloe is a well regarded teacher of voice in the North East and will be assisting with the workshop.
TICKET OFFER FOR FAMILIES
In order to enable as many families to attend the performance as possible, we will be offering a very special family BYO ticket price to all performer’s families of $50.00 (normally $172.50). This is in the BYO rug or chair area.
OSA encourages interested choirs to complete the following form. Some limited places are also available for individual singers. A member of staff will contact you with further information.
Lucy Belfrage, Development and Production Manager
Phone: 03 9819 7166