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
In response to this we have undertaken a series of workshops with choirs across the world overseen by Michael McGlynn and Lucy Champion - a new and exciting addition to our roster of activities. Through these workshops, choral groups of all types and standards have been exposed to some of the techniques that have placed Anúna at the forefront of international choral music performance.The workshops are 2 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. Fees are negotiated on a case by case basis.
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 - 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 announce a series of workshops across the Netherlands to take place in the Autumn. For details contact here.
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 Poznan, Poland 2011
For further information and booking contact Education.