This opportunity is a request for collaborator, please note it may not adhere to Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles.
Open to talented YOUNG SINGERS Aged c. 18 – 30
Soprano, Mezzo, Alto or Countertenor voices only
A unique opportunity to join ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE Artistic Director Frances M Lynch, for an exhilarating training day culminating in recording a simple summer part song by Eliza Flower (1803–1846) which has not been sung or heard for 200 years!
This is your chance to be part of our Eliza Flower project in collaboration with Conway Hall, bringing their archive of this unsung composer’s diverse and extraordinary music to life. You can read more about the project here
The workshop will challenge participants to create their own vocal ensemble – “The Flower Singers” – from scratch, using body and breath techniques and synchronized group formations to forensically examine key acapella skills eg.-listening, rhythm, tuning, unison, language, intervals and the extended voice.
Most of the work will be centred around Eliza Flower’s pretty Song for June “Summer Song for the Open Air” with some new music including unusual sounds as contrast. The day ends recording the song which will appear on our website alongside the other Songs of the Months – a series the composer published in installments throughout the year 1834. Find out more and hear some of the songs so far here.
Be prepared for a day of hard work & fun!