Saffron Walden's Choral Society since 1883
Patron: John Rutter | Music Director: Janet Wheeler
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SWCS Singing Day – Verdi's Requiem with Joanna Tomlinson

Saturday 26th January 2019 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Linton Village College, Linton

Verdi Requiem: Integrating vocal technique and context

Come and enjoy singing Verdi's thrilling masterpiece with expert technical guidance from conductor, vocal coach and professional singer Joanna Tomlinson. This day will appeal to both experienced and less experienced singers and is an ideal opportunity to discover new ways to approach a performance of this wonderfully operatic sacred work.

By exploring tips and tools applicable to the many different vocal challenges in the Verdi, Joanna will help us to improve our sound and intonation and sing with a greater palette of vocal colours. She will show how to achieve vocal security and flexibility in order to express the text and the music more convincingly.

Joanna studied voice as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music before training as a conductor. She has a depth of choral experience as Music Director of the internationally renowned Farnham Youth Choir, as well as Whitehall Choir and Constanza Chorus in London. She has worked with BBC Symphony Chorus, RCM Chorus and National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

In demand as a workshop leader, she has recently led sessions for the Association of British Choral Directors, UK Choir Festival, and the Gabrieli Consort and Philharmonia Orchestra education schemes. She is currently the Glyndebourne chorus master for Eye to Eye, a community opera as part of Brighton Festival in May.

Joanna sings as a soloist as well as with choirs including BBC Singers, Gabrieli Consort, Philharmonia Voices and Sonoro.

Further details and availability of tickets will be announced soon.