Welcome to Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Winter/Spring 2021 season!
We have an amazing opportunity here to learn directly from special guest teachers, dig deep into the history, context, vocal styles, vocal technique, physical warm-ups, movement, soloing masterclasses and tons of learning resources for our new repertoire.
This course will be a combination of…
- pre-recorded video lessons
- lots of practice tracks and vocal exercises
- links to articles/videos/podcasts/recordings that will deepen your musical understanding.
- PLUS, Karla will be leading Zoom rehearsals to go over our material and there will be special guest Zoom instructors (Sophie Michaux from Boston, Moira Smiley from Vermont, Kathy Bullock from Kentucky, Frederic Vesperini from Corsica, Jennifer Scott and Billy Gollner from Vancouver. Possibly more instructors TBA)
The music for the term has been selected to work well in small groups or as a full choir. We will be putting together collaborative recording projects throughout the term. When it becomes safe to sing together again, we will do so! For now, safety first and let’s keep singing!
Jan 27 – w/Guests Sophie Michaux and Adam Jacob Simon
Feb 3 – w/ Karla
Feb 10 at 7:00 pm- Guest – Moira Smiley
Feb 17 – w/ Karla (everyone 7:30-8:30, Sopranos & Tenors 8:30-9:30)
Sunday Feb 21st at noon – Frederic Vesperini
Feb 24 – Cabaret
Mar 3 – w/ Karla (everyone 7:30-8:30, Altos & Basses 8:30-9:30)
Mar 10 – w/ Nicholas
Mar 17 – Jennifer Masterclass
Mar 24 – with Karla (everyone 7:30-8:30, Sopranos & Altos 8:30-9:30)
Mar 31 – Guest – Kathy Bullock
April 7 – w/ Karla (everyone 7:30-8:30, Tenors & Basses 8:30-9:30)
Sunday April 11th – Ketevan Mindorashvili
Wed April 14th – Session with Billy Gollner – ‘Putting It All Together’ **more about this below
Wed April 21st – Session with Karla (everyone 7:30-8:30, Sopranos & Basses 8:30-9:30)
Thursday April 22nd – Treat A Stranger Right – Ooh Tracks are due
Saturday April 24th – Video and Audio for ‘A Place In the Sun’ due!
Wed April 28 – Cabaret *sign up coming soon
Wed May 5 – w/ Karla (everyone 7:30-8:30, Altos & Tenors 8:30-9:30)
Friday May 7th – Stand In That River – audio and video are due
Wed May 12 – w/ Karla
Friday May 14th – Treat A Stranger Right – Top 3 lines audio is due
CHORUS SUMMIT CONCERT Saturday May 15th
Wednesday May 19th – Recordings for Kyrie, Mes Chers Amis, Secondhand and Chela are due. Possible gathering that night to do a ‘record all together’ (you will still be recording just your part but we could do it all at the same time!)
Saturday May 31st – Cabaret/Collab share!!