Breathing, vowel pronunciation, and singing. It’s not just for kids at the Colorado Children’s Chorale.
On March 4, at the Chorale offices, members of the Maestro Society came to learn more about singing from Associate Conductor Mary Louise Burke. She also had the members watch themselves sing in individual mirrors, to make sure they were singing properly.
The Maestro Society recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more annually to support the Chorale’s performance and education programs. In return for their leadership support, Maestro members receive priority ticket purchase privileges and are invited to participate in special Maestro-only events throughout the year. These events are designed for them to learn more about the organization and to socialize with the Board, staff, and other major donors of the Chorale.
Throughout the 2009-2010 season, Maestro members have been invited “behind-the-scenes” at the Chorale, from a backstage tour of Boettcher Concert Hall, to open rehearsals, to an opportunity to learn how to sing from the Chorale conductors.
The two-part series, “Find Your Voice…and Set It Free” was offered to Maestro members in January and March. During the first informative session, Dr. Burke, an expert in vocal performance and pedagogy, covered the basics of beautiful, healthy singing. For the second session, Artistic Director, Debbie DeSantis and Assistant Conductor, Travis Branam joined Dr. Burke as they worked with and conducted the participants in singing three songs.
Here are some photos from the event: