Developing a Community Choir

Ref: C2524683

This is a fun, relaxed course but with a clear purpose. Songs are chosen by the group, broken down into parts and rehearsed in order to build upon a recital. Timing, voice projection and confidence building are all a major part of the course. Lyrics are provided and we will work with instrumental backing tracks. We will also look at writing an original piece as a group, or producing a video performance

Course aim

This course is designed to encourage and enable learners to work together on a selection of songs to eventually sing in harmony as a group, and to develop performance skills, possibly using video as a platform.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Retain a selection of songs.
  • Harmonise, change key and follow a melody.
  • Perform in front of an audience or on camera
  • Work with others in rehearsal
  • Contribute to the creation of an original group piece.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Developing a Community Choir

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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