Choir Workshop 2016 Review
On Saturday 5th March we held our second choral workshop led by internationally renowned jazz musician Scott Stroman. The workshop was open to all and the participants included not just members of South Oxhey Choir but also guests from Dacorum Community Choir, One Voice Watford Community Choir and members of the general public. For the ticket price of £12 singers were able to join in, learning new techniques, experimenting with different rhythms, harmonies and even learning some Swahili whilst singing some traditional African numbers. It was a great way for anyone interested in singing or joining a choir to have a go at choral singing without the commitment of joining a choir.
Steve Pickering, our events officer explains “We did this for the first time last year and had such a positive response from all who participated, we had to do another one”
This year’s event was just as successful with lots of positive feedback, so much so that this may indeed become an annual event for the choir. One participant described the event as “energising and companionable as well as very entertaining and engaging” whilst going on to explain that she hadn’t sung for a while and the workshop gave her the taste to do so again.
We have a number of events already in the pipeline including an appearance at Rickmansworth Festival in May, summer concert on 25th June at St Andrews Church in South Harrow, a trip to Bexhill On Sea (where musical director Simon Wookey hails from) in October and are even planning a mini tour to Northern Ireland in 2017.
Check out our events page for more details as they are announced.