Helen is thrilled to announce the launch of One World London! Preparatory workshops with the London One World Choir start in March, the choir becomes ‘closed’ in the summer and rehearsals start in earnest in September for performances in late Spring 2019. In the meantime there will be short sing-outs of music from the show at relevant events and rallies in the city.
Between March and summer’18 Helen will be teaching the outlines of each song. After the summer when the choir is officially closed she will be working on crafting the music, building in choreography and getting the show performance-ready.
The information below is for the benefit of the London One World Choir. The choir will be ‘closed’ in the summer of this year (2018) – if you are interested in joining there is still time – especially if you are a bass or male tenor. Please get in touch with Helen asap if you want to be involved.
Recruitment & Rehearsal schedule 2018:
Sat 10th March – Rehearsal
Sat 7th April – Rehearsal
Sat 12th May – Rehearsal
Sat 9th June – Rehearsal
Sun 8th July – Rehearsal
Sat 8th September – Rehearsal
Sat 13th October – Rehearsal
Sat 10th November – Rehearsal
Sat 1st December – Rehearsal
Rehearsals in 2019:
Sat 12th January – Rehearsal Sat 9th February – Rehearsal Sat 9th March – Rehearsal Sat 23rd March – Dress Rehearsal Sat 6th April – Dress Rehearsal
2018 rehearsals and recruitment/taster sessions will take place at Church on the Corner in Angel, N1 0ET. Approximate times will be 10.30am – 4.30pm.
From February 2019 rehearsals will be at The Claremont Project, 24 White Lion St, N1 9PD
Helen is recruiting a dynamic and diverse choir of enthusiastic and dedicated harmony singers. Willingness to learn material ahead of the monthly rehearsals is essential and the ability to learn quickly will be helpful, although part files (SATB) and scores for all the music will be available on a dedicated One World ‘rehearsal page’. Reading music will be an advantage but Helen won’t exclude anyone who can’t. Helen will be unleashing the full potential of the choir and it’s singers by working on vocal technique and performance skills. There will be choreography in some songs but this won’t be complicated, mainly gestures to add a visual dimension to the performances.
The rehearsals on the Saturdays mentioned above will run from 10.30am until 4.30pm.
The songs will be workshopped in an accumulating way, so that each week a new song (or two) will be crafted as well as previously completed songs being revised. It is expected that singers will arrive for these weekend rehearsals having listened to the music beforehand.
There will be a fee for participants to cover room hire and Helen’s expenses. This is being kept as low as possible. The fee per rehearsal will be £30 and the whole period of rehearsing will be divided into blocks of payment. There will be a number of bursary places available at a reduced fee rate (£15/rehearsal). Singers will be able to apply for these places once accepted in to the choir. Helen will assess each application personally and make the decision herself. Criteria will be genuine financial hardship, not necessarily aligned with benefit claims.
The One World show will be performed in London in Spring/Summer 2019. Venues and exact dates are being finalised and will be made public later this year. A combination of public theatres and other venues are being planned as well as any appropriate regional festivals.
In addition to music by the One World Choir there will be spoken word and percussion. The spoken word will be a mixture of poetry, readings, theatrical dialogue and rap.
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