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Greater Boston Choral Consortium
Member Meeting

Winter Workshop with Sarah Whitten
Saturday March 28, 2015  |   10am – 1pm

All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
See info to the left on this page.

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March
Fri, Mar 27, 8:00 pm
Concord Orchestra & Concord Chorus, Richard Pittman, Music Director
Sat, Mar 28, 7:30pm
Heritage Chorale, John Finney, Music Director and Conductor
Sat, Mar 28, 8:00 pm
Concord Orchestra & Concord Chorus, Richard Pittman, Music Director
Sun, Mar 29, 5:00pm
King's Chapel Choir, soloists & orchestra; Heinrich Christensen, Director
April
Sat, Apr 11, 7:30pm
Pilgrim Festival Chorus, William B. Richter, Director
Sat, Apr 11, 8:00pm
The Boston Cecilia, Nicholas White, Music Director
Sun, Apr 12, 3:00pm
Dedham Choral Society, Jonathan Barnhart
Sun, Apr 19, 3:00pm
Highland Glee club, David Tiedman, Music Director
Sat, Apr 25, 7:30pm
Cantemus Chamber Chorus, Jane Ring Frank, Artistic Director
Sun, Apr 26, 3:00pm
Andover Choral Society, Michael Driscoll, Director
Sun, Apr 26, 4:00pm
Cantemus Chamber Chorus, Jane Ring Frank, Artistic Director
Sun, Apr 26, 3:00pm
The Seraphim Singers, Jennifer Lester, Music Director

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The Greater Boston Choral Consortium is an association created to help choral organizations in the area develop and grow by sharing information and fostering cooperation. The Consortium promotes public awareness of these organizations and understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of choral music in all segments of the Greater Boston community.


The Greater Boston Choral Consortium

Winter Workshop with Sarah Whitten

Saturday March 28, 2015  |   10am – 1pm
All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Advance registration required - Download the form here.
Free to GBCC member organizations
There will be a mandatory waiver to sign in order to participate
Yoga mats optional

Secrets to a Singer’s Best Sound
Yogic practices to unlock your vocal potential

The top concerns I hear from singers are:

  • My voice gets tired in rehearsals and performance.
  • I can’t hit the high notes easily.
  • My shoulders and neck hurt.
And, to add insult to injury: I get nervous when I perform

Imagine taking the stage grounded in a well-aligned body, connected to the breath and mentally focused. It may feel impossible, but this is what yoga, as a practice that looks at the whole being, does for you as a singer. In this 3-hour workshop we will explore yoga-based practices that address the above concerns as well as others. Please dress in clothing that moves easily and bring a yoga mat if you own one. There will be time for questions at the end.

A 500 hour certified Yoga Instructor, Sarah trained with Barbara Benagh in the slow flow method, a fusion of Iyengar and Hatha yoga. She is also influenced by the teachings of Rod Stryker and Sarah Powers. A classically trained singer, she is member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing she holds a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy as well as a Masters in Vocal Performance, both from The Ohio State University. She has completed additional coursework in Voice Disorders through the MGH Institute of Health Professions. A member of Harvard’s Holden Voice Faculty for over a decade, she has presented yoga workshops for professional and amateur singers at the New England Regional NATS summer conferences, the Buckeye NATS chapter, the Boston NATS Chapter as well at colleges and universities and secondary schools around Boston.