Interested in the From Couch to Chorus programme, but fancy more of a challenge?
Join us for our two-week ‘Fast Track’ course, where singers of all voice types will come together to take a faster paced look at selected festive repertoire. Aimed at singers with proficient musical literacy, these sessions will skip the note-learning stage and focus on further refining your style and technique. Over the course of two workshops you will learn the same repertoire as our five-week series From Couch to Chorus: The Festive Edition, along with some more advanced music.
‘Fast Track’ is designed as a standalone workshop series for singers who can learn the notes in their own time at home and jump straight to the advanced stuff. However, if you are taking part in the main project and would like an extra challenge you are also welcome to join! After the two weeks, you are invited to join together with singers from the wider project for an online festive concert to run through what you’ve learnt, sing some Christmas carols and ask the team any questions.
This workshop does not include any note-learning, so we recommend taking a look at the music in advance in order to get the most out of the workshop – you can download scores for use at home on our Resources page. This workshop is open to all voice types.
The workshop is ‘pay as you feel’, giving you the opportunity to donate however much you like in both the checkout stage and before or after each workshop.
Dates & times
There is one session a week which will last approximately 1 hour. Please see details below.
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From Couch to Chorus and our wider education programme is kindly supported by the Emerald Foundation.
Sign up to the From Couch to Chorus Fast Track sessions by clicking the sign up button at the top of the page. At the checkout stage you will be given an opportunity to donate.
Workshops are open to all voice types. You’ll receive an email before your workshop each week with the Zoom meeting link and other resources to help you with your singing. On the day of the meeting, make sure Zoom is downloaded on your laptop, tablet or mobile and click the link to enter the workshop.
Can’t make a session or want to practice in the evening instead? After each workshop, you will be sent the Zoom recording so you can recap the lesson or go over it at a time that suits you. At the end of the two –week course, you will be given the opportunity to meet fellow members from all voice types at a festive online sing-through with singers from the Opera North Chorus.
Dates & times
|Thursday 3 Dec||7 – 8pm GMT|
|Thursday 10 Dec||7 – 8pm GMT|
|Culmination Session: Monday 14 Dec | time TBC|