Choir! Choir! Choir! - A Vocal Bootcamp Session

A Calgary Folk Fest & National Music Centre Bootcamp Session

Choir! Choir! Choir! - A Vocal Bootcamp Session

Tue · July 25, 2017 - Wed · July 26, 2017

2:00 pm

Studio Bell

Calgary, AB

Daily schedule: 2pm-5pm

Choir! Choir! Choir! is an experience, more than a show or a gig. Choir! started as a weekly event at Clinton's Tavern in Toronto, where anyone with $5 could show up and sing along. As word and YouTube videos spread, they begin taking the show on the road. The onstage setup is simple: usually just an acoustic guitarist and somebody waving their arms (the conductor). The audience does the heavy lifting. No audition required. EXCEPT for this unique performance when they will create a performance choir to join them on the big stage. Could this be you and all your friends?

Their sessions will prepare you to perform in the BIG choir on stage live the evening of July 26 at Canada Far and Wide: Grands Esprits at the Jubilee Auditorium.

 

Bring: your voice, a love of singing and a desire to join the big choir.

Choir! Choir! Choir!
Choir! Choir! Choir!
An academic study into the effects of collective singing at one Mideast protest found that it helped the group vent negative emotions, strengthen solidarity, foster hope and experience spiritual transcendence. That's also a typical review of a Choir! Choir! Choir! experience.
And it is an experience, more than a show or a gig. Choir! started as a weekly event at Clinton's Tavern in Toronto, where anyone with $5 and any skill level could show up and sing along. As word and YouTube videos spread, they begin taking the experience on the road. The onstage setup is simple: usually, just an acoustic guitarist and somebody waving their arms (the conductor). The audience does the heavy lifting. No audition required: Choir! leaders hand out lyric sheets, divide the group into highs, middles and lows, teach the harmonies — and then a radio staple by Tragically Hip, Rihanna or a '90s grunge band becomes a beautifully shared moment. Hope, solidarity and spiritual transcendence are often outcomes of a great Folk Fest stage, but never quite like this, where the magic emanates from all of you.
(JM)
Stay tuned for special programming featuring Choir! Choir! Choir! at this year’s Boot Camp vocal instruction sessions and a performance as part of “Canada Far and Wide” at the Jubilee on Wednesday July 26.
Venue Information:
Studio Bell
850 4 Street SE.
Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5
http://www.nmc.ca/