Those who join after the start date (31 March) can catch up on previous rehearsals online. Eric Whitacre An up-to-date round-up of the music and performance masterclasses, workshops, choirs and ensembles you can take part in online during the coronavirus pandemic. After posting the video yesterday, the performance – filmed in the company of the singers’ dogs, children and bathtubs – has garnered more than 70,000 views and seems to be resonating with music lovers around the world. Record yourself and submit your videos by midnight on Wednesday 29 April. Max Bruch The participants will be cellists from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. "And everybody hates listening to their own voice. The classes are intended for parents who are both home-schooling and looking for a creative outlet. "There's something about joining voices, both metaphorically and literally, that makes us better people, better citizens, more empathetic, more compassionate," Whitacre says. But, now, he says: "It's a very hard time for the world, and the only way that we can come together is virtually.".

Chamber music weekend with Nicola Benedetti and the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. You can unsubscribe at any time. Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 6 Premieres 'Sing Gently' Even before the age of social-distancing, composer and conductor Eric Whitacre had been leading an online chorus for a decade. The Sofa Singers is a free & weekly online singing event from James Sills that brings hundreds of people together from around the world to spark joy and human connection. Karina Canellakis leads an abridged version of Vaughan Williams‘s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for musicians above grade 6, with accompanying arranged parts for musicians playing between grade 3 and 5 level. Following on from the #NYOdeToJoy project, in which the orchestra invited people from across the UK to pick up their instrument and play Ode to Joy together but apart. The first tutorial is now live, focusing on vibrato technique. When you're in a choir, you realize that, OK, I'm not alone in this. If you want to make an easier, lower-tech virtual choir video, try recording the video on a Zoom call.

Lessonface is a digital platform that connects music teachers with students of all ages. Sign up here. The sessions will be hosted on YouTube, Zoom and social media platforms and will be led by violinist Nicola Benedetti and tutors from the Foundation. For more info, please visit Save when you subscribe today and get your magazine + CD delivered direct to your door from the UK! So, what's a choral singer to do? Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. Every evening at 8pm, pianist Yulia Chaplina and Coach House Pianos are hosting interviews with the UK’s top pianists and piano teachers as part of its Piano Bootcamp. That's why Tiffany Goodrick decided to add some smiles to the world. Classic FM, The Sixteen and the Genesis Foundation, present a live-streamed concert from Eton College, A top singer's guide to getting through that long, long, 400-year old work propels The Sixteen to No.1 in the, What are the lyrics to ‘Jerusalem’, who wrote the famous. Record yourself and submit your videos by midnight on Wednesday 29 April. Emily Beynon, principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, is hosting a series of tutorials on her YouTube channel. At 3pm on 8 July, cellist Mischa Maisky will give an online masterclass, moderated by composer and journalist Edgar Raginskis. London Philharmonic Orchestra: The Studio. Not all members submit videos but it's a great learning tool and exeperience for those that do. "We tried it and it worked!" Send videos to Send the video to with a line saying ‘I give Universal Music Group permission to use this video’. But you’ve set the Bar – how do you better this? "When you're making your own video, you're very exposed. The first project is an arrangement of ‘Come on Eileen’, and the music video will be released at the end of April and will be aiming to raise money for the NHS. "We had this little virtual choir, 185 singers from 12 countries. A base track has been created for players to rehearse to, recorded by Benedetti Foundation tutors: violinists Elena Urioste and Andrea Gajic, violist Jenny Lewisohn, cellists Su-a Lee and Laura van der Heijden, and double bassist Alice Kent. Sign up here.

Teachers and students are also invited to take part in an Open Mic Night to share the music they’ve been practising. A winner will then be picked from those who have entered, followed by a live Q&A with Benedetti. Participants are invited to also attend a webinar with a singer from The Sixteen who will help coach them on their part. And it gave composer-conductor Whitacre an idea: What if he could get several singers to record themselves in their rooms, doing one of his pieces in the same tempo and key, then stitch the videos together and make a virtual choir? Samling Institute for Young Artists has hosted a masterclass with two of its alumni: baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist James Baillieu. Over 40,000 people took part. And I think that a lot of students are understandably a little nervous and anxious about that," Koplinka-Loehr says. The programme will include seminars, activities, presentations and workshops in physical and mental wellbeing.
"You somehow need to learn how to breathe together, how to listen to each other, how to blend with each other and how to communicate as a collective," Jiang says. Sing James MacMillan’s O Radiant Dawn as part of the Stay at Home Choir’s virtual choir. There are bursaries available. 320 NHS workers have already signed up for the choir. Virtual choir performances have become the norm now, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But composer Eric Whitacre popularized the format 10 years ago, when he first took individually recorded performances of his music and combined the audio and video into … You can apply to the next Open Mic Night here. The grand finale concert of the Virtual Benedetti Sessions will take place on Sunday 31 May at 4pm BST on the Benedetti Foundation’s YouTube channel. Check out some of the videos so far of click on the link underneath for the full playlist: >> Learn to play Elgar’s Chanson de Nuit with Nicola Benedetti. Like every musician, members of The Sixteen choir have been missing the joy of performing with each other and for an audience. Conductor Karina Canellakis leads Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. ", Wei Jiang, a professional choral singer and hematologist based in Sydney, Australia, says that Virtual Choir 6 has "a special and a very different meaning because of the state the world is in.". The Benedetti Foundation: Virtual Mini Sessions. Here’s the gist of it (details are below): Mix an audio recording of your choir members’ individual parts. Together, these 36 women belted out the words to classic. Piano masterclasses with Leif Ove Andsnes. You can watch the videos here. Join the National Youth Orchestra’s socially distanced performance of Holst’s The Planets.

Each singer will generate their own video and we will synchronize it into one single performance, thus creating a virtual choir. "When I look at the numbers and, more so when I look at the faces of the people from around the world, I'm just stunned. Every day on social media, a ‘Course of the Day’ offer will be posted on Facebook, free taster lessons for young children on Facebook and YouTube during half term and course discounts for newsletter subscribers. We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020, They've Never Met, But 2,051 Singers Perform Together. "It's so vulnerable," she says.

Watch Karina Canellakis’s recording with the players here, in which she suggests different interpretations. Thank you for your efforts.”. hymn and is it England’s national anthem. She says it was a real challenge for her students to sing along to a guide track alone in their rooms. "As I went down in the river to pray. "And ultimately, I think that singing is so popular and feels like a thing that we must do, because we feel part of something larger than ourselves.". To participate in a virtual performance of Bowie’s Where Are We Now?, visit Jess Gillam’s website to download the parts and video yourself playing your part or playing along to the click track (using headphones, so only you can be heard). To take part, contact by Friday 26 June at 12pm BST, stating your name, location and instrument. The deadline is Friday 10 April at 6pm. VIRTUAL CHOIR VIDEOS. The Sixteen choir give inspiring at-home performance of Sheppard’s ‘Libera Nos’ 14 May 2020, 13:30 | Updated: 14 May 2020, 14:06.

The series culminates with a new composition brief with a new piece of choreography devised by Monique Jonas.
The Grantham choir will be featured in the Royal School of Church Music’s Big Music Sunday online service. The platform’s ‘Go Classes’ are interactive group courses with flexible tuition (free spaces are available).

London’s Blackheath Conservatoire is moving all its classes online, with interactive Zoom classes and YouTube ‘boxsets’, which include classes on ukelele for five-year-olds, watercolours and drama for adults. The weekend will combine sectional rehearsals with discussions and talks, and will be all run online.

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