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Friday, June 1, 2018


Deadline: June 6, 2018

The KZNDAC in collaboration with KZN Youth Choir and  ABRSM are conducting a workshop for choir conductors.

The workshop provides an introduction to the ABRSM choir singing syllabus.

Did you know that the Royal School of Music has a qualification for choirs? This workshop is all about how you can lift the level of your choir - so join us for a special introduction by the International Clinical, Gerhard'd Du Toit (Conductor of the KZN Youth Choir and HOD: Music Clifton School), Tristan Hiestermann  (KZN Youth Choir African Repertoire Conductor),  Melindi Pretorius (M. Mus - studied in choir conducting, music education and vocal performance in Jyväskylä, Finland and the Royal College of Music, Stockholm), Judith Hawthorn (Conductor Drakondale Girls Choir) and Bridget Harrison (Representative ABRSM).

"This syllabus is designed to support and motivate the choral activity of a wide range of choirs, giving a sense of progression and achievement from the earliest levels. As with all our assessments, the performance is heard by one of our ABRSM examiners - all highly qualified, experienced musicians. Whether you're a choral member, teacher or director, we hope this syllabus inspires and supports your music learning or teaching.”

Workshop takes place at Clifton College: High School as follows:

June 8, 2018
Lecturer Mrs Judith Hawthorn
Choir: Drakendale Girls' Choir
15h00: Warm ups
Repertoire choices
17h00: Workshop closes

June 9, 2018
Time 09h00 to 14h00
09h00 to 09h45: Registration
10h00 to 13h00: Training on Warming up; Vocal Exercises & voice training; Choosing the correct music and Prepared performances

13h00 to 14h00: Lunch Hour concert by choirs attending the World Choir Games from eThekwini South: Durban Girls High School Choir, Gordon Road Girls Choir and KZN Youth Choir.

The workshop is free of charge but it is important to book! RSVP by June 6, 2018, to Mrs M Roloff on +27 82 456 2328 or email: