Free, booking required
A chance for students, staff, and the local community to come together through the restorative power of singing. Whether you’re new to Liverpool, a long-time staff member, or a local resident, everyone is welcome to join University Choral Director Louise Ellinson for this free workshop. Singing has long been known to have many positive effects on both mental and physical wellbeing, and in today’s often frantic world singing can help to bring together communities and reduce stress.
This workshop is open to anyone who enjoys singing, or would like to give it a try. You might have built up a lot of choral experience, you might have sung in the past but are feeling a bit rusty, or you might have only sung in the shower – or not at all! Find your voice and hone your skills in a relaxed and friendly environment; for new students, it’s a great opportunity to help you settle into Liverpool life and meet new people.
We’ll look at warming up, how to make the best sound, singing as an ensemble, and performance technique, through a variety of songs from around the world and across the genres. Music notation reading skills are useful but not essential, and no prior experience is necessary.
The University of Liverpool has a thriving music scene, of which singing is an integral part. In the 2021-22 academic year alone the Chamber Choir has performed a world première, the Staff Choir performed in the very first public concert in The Tung Auditorium, and both choirs joined together with the University Symphony Orchestra and singers from Liverpool Welsh Choral for a spine-tingling performance of Zadok the Priest. This workshop will give you a flavour of what we do; contact us to find out how you can get involved in future projects.
Louise Ellinson has extensive experience at leading a variety of types of singing. She has conducted the auditioned student Chamber Choir and non-auditioned Staff Choir since 2019, and set up the Singtastic! programme in 2022, leading workshops in local primary schools and a showcase concert at the Tung. She also leads community and workplace sessions for the Hallé, and has worked with schools, workplaces and community groups across the North West. Her aim is always to get the best out of every singer, whatever their level of experience.
This event runs from 2-4.30pm.