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A Capella Gospel Choir Workshop With Tony Backhouse

A Capella Gospel Choir Workshop With Tony Backhouse


International singer and choir director Tony Backhouse has been called the "godfather of a cappella and gospel choir" in Australia and New Zealand. Don't miss this opportunity for new and experienced singers to "jump in and sing out."

Tony works with the passionate and exciting African-American gospel songs, old and new, choral and quartet styles. He also embraces South African church songs, do-wop, R & B and pop. The emphasis is on harmony, collective improvisation and freedom of expression. No music-reading skills are required, and you may record the sessions.

Alison Winkworth, Voiceprint (Australian Voice Association) wrote: "Instant choir. Would you believe that you could take upwards of 50 people who had never got together before and create a great-sounding choir harmonising in 4 parts, singing songs they had never heard before? No only possible, but joyously successful.

The buzz... was in the air for the whole weekend. The only other ways I can think of to get this kind of thrill are the extreme sports.

For more information or to register email Pauline at p.doyle@hotmail.com or call Ross on 021 810 223 To see Tony's work and calendar go to www.tonybackhouse.com

Phone: 021810223

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When

Friday 2 February, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday 3 February, 11:00am to 4:00pm

Cost

Restrictions: All Ages

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Phone: 021810223

Where

St Paul's Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Tennyson Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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