Workshop, De Doelen, the Netherlands October 2013, Pic Jasper Van Gheluwe
Over the last two decades Anúna has travelled on a unique road in the world of music. Created from an ancient musical culture without a choral tradition, our techniques were developed to cope with the singular nature of our group. We offer some of these techniques to singers all over the world as part of our Education programme, and have given workshops in Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, the USA, Canada, Ireland, China and Japan since the inception of the programme in 2009.
Choral music is the most widely-subscribed classical music performance art and yet it is seriously overlooked by Education and Artistic bodies in many cultures. We in Anúna believe that singing in a choir can :
Enhance the well-being of the individual, both physically and emotionally
Provide a means for communities with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to come together and create one common language
Create a greater understanding of the physicality of singing
The workshops are usually about two hours long and are led by either Michael or Lucy, together with additional singers from the group when available. Generally, we ask to work with at least two choirs per workshop - a minimum of thirty singers.
National Concert Hall Workshop Series by Lucy Champion 2011
2009 - 2011 seventeen choral workshops across Ireland, North and South.
2009 - 2011 a series of choral workshops across Japan.
2010 - Michael works as a judge and workshops the participants for the Finnish version of X Factor.
2011 - Public workshops in Poland and Sweden. You can read a blog about the Polish workshops here.
2011-2013 - Michael McGlynn made an Eminent Scholar of Florida Atlantic University. Part of his tenure there has involved workshops and lecturing.
2011 - the First Anúna International Choral Summer School took place at Dublin's National Concert Hall. This event was attended by eighty singers from all over the world and featured an international group of facilitators [you can read about it here]
2012 - Anúna give a workshop at the Shanghai Conservatory.
2012 - Anúna completed a series of workshops across the Netherlands.
2013 - Anúna International Choral Summer School took place at Dublin's 22 Merrion Square in June.
This event was attended by singers from twelve countries and
featured an international group of facilitators [you can read about it here]
2013 - Workshops in Bruges [Belgium], Rotterdam @ De Doelen and Veenedaal. Michael hosted a workshop for four choral ensembles including the Poznan Boy Choir in Poznan, Poland in November.
First Anúna International Choral Summer School, National Concert Hall 2011
Some comments from participants of our Irish workshop series :
"I thought it was fantastic...It wasn't what we expected (though we didn't know what to expect)...We are both in large formal choirs and have taken some singing lessons. But this was new and much clearer than anything I've done before. The one frustration was only having two hours of it"
"The posture and presentation of the self were very informative and I have used them not only when practising with the Choir, but I have found them useful in daily life. How one gets onand off the stage and to look as if you are enjoying what you are singing on stage puts the cream on all the hard work. The workshop was two hours long which just flew by. It would be great if it had been longer"
Workshop Poland 2011
For further information and booking contact Education.