THE ANÚNA TECHNIQUE
Education Co-ordinator Lucy Champion
Anúna has travelled on a singular road in the world of choral music.
Over the last two decades, we have developed a specific methodology that has evolved from the unique nature of our performance practices and history. These techniques have a universal relevance that can be applied equally to amateur, youth and professional ensembles and soloists. Our ideas address the fundamental nature of choral singing itself in a radically new way that redefines the relationship between the singer and the song, the conductor and the ensemble, the performer and the audience.
Anúna have brought these ideas and techniques to choirs and singers all over the world in the last five years, facilitating workshops and clinics in Spain, the UK, Belgium, Israel, Iceland, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, the USA, Canada, Ireland, Japan and China. The ANÚNA Summer School which takes place in Dublin each year has been hugely successful and has attracted singers from over twenty countries.
ANÚNA INTERNATIONAL CHORAL SUMMER SCHOOL
The Anúna Summer School in Dublin has attracted delegates from twenty different countries and takes place in June of each year. To date delegates from over twenty countries have been part of this unique experience which focuses on the fundamental nature of singing itself and includes modules on conducting, singing technique, sean nós (traditional singing from Ireland) and a final concert where the participants perform with the members of Anúna.
The school in 2016 took place over five days and included a field trip and workshop on the stage of the National Opera House in Wexford.
ANÚNA TRAINING CHOIR
The Anúna Training Choir was inaugurated in November 2015 and forms the basis for a new youth ensemble comprising of singers based on the island of Ireland. Created with the intent of developing a group that specialise in the techniques that have been developed by Anúna, the ensemble will become fully active in 2017.
Sweden September 10 Workshop with Guldhedskyrknans Kammarkör, Gothenburg - Education & Outreach
Sweden September 09 Two presentations at Nordiskt Kyrkomusiker Symposium, Gothenburg - Education & Outreach
Ireland June 14-18 The ANÚNA International Choral Summer School , Dublin, Ireland - Education & Outreach
Ireland February 25th, Workshop with Maynooth University Chamber Choir. Education & Outreach
Ireland November 23 Workshop Wesley College. Education & Outreach
Ireland November 18 Inaugural rehearsal for the ANÚNA Training Choir. Education & Outreach
China August 21 Beijing NCPA Workshop. Education & Outreach
Ireland June 24-27 The 3rd International Choral Summer School , Dublin, Ireland. Education & Outreach
Iceland June 20, Workshop @ Akranes. Education & Outreach
USA February 27 Members of Anúna will be presenting a session with Michael McGlynn at the American Choral Director's Association National Conference. Education & Outreach
England January 31st, Kings Place - as part of LACF, Open Workshop Education & Outreach
Japan December 03 Iwate [Two Performances] & Workshop. Education & Outreach
Japan November 27 Workshop Fukui. Education & Outreach
Japan October 06 Workshop Iwaki. Education & Outreach
Japan October 05 Workshop Mitaka. Education & Outreach
Japan October 04 Workshop Hamamatsu. Education & Outreach
Japan October 03 Workshop Matsumoto. Education & Outreach
Japan October 02 Workshop Fukui. Education & Outreach
Gran Canaria March 22 Choral Workshop. Education & Outreach