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image for Music item typeImprovers Acapella for Women: Harmony and Health at Stephen Joseph Theatre

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Music, from 14 Jan 2020, free entry

WEA courses at the SJT

WEA courses at the SJT

Some WEA courses are held at the SJT

Details

Take part in an acapella choir for women's voices, building on your singing experience. Hone your listening and singing skills, by working on a repertoire of songs for performance in a safe and supportive environment. This course is designed to build on 'Singing for Health' and take singers to a new level of enjoyment and skill. However it is also suitable for other experienced singers who would like to try learning by ear and singing in an acapella group, or improve their skills in this area. We will learn songs from a range of vocal traditions and some contemporary pieces for voices, including the tutor's own compositions. We will also use improvisation and groupwork to create group compositions together. Unlike formal choirs you don't have to stick to one part (eg alto, soprano) but can experiment and explore the full range of your voice . There will be a performance at the end of the term in which you will be encouraged to take part.

Course aim
Take part in an acapella choir for women's voices, building on your singing experience. Hone your listening and singing skills, by working on a repertoire of songs for performance in a safe and supportive environment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?
This course is for improvers
You do not have to have attended the 'Singing for Health' group first, but you may find this beneficial . You will not be asked to read music but will be learning songs and parts by ear. Sometimes music readers find this difficult, so be prepared for the challenge!
By the end of the course I should be able to:
Use and share techniques for warming up body, breath and voice prior to singing
Demonstrate an understanding and application of techniques for making your best sounds in a choir
Listen to other parts in a song and temper your contribution to the group in line with pitch, dynamics and tempo as indicated by the group leader
Hold a part in a round or harmony song by yourself or in a very small group
Perform with more confidence and improved skill
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 will be expected to use the recordings provided through the group website to practice your parts for performance
What kind of feedback can I expect?
You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
the tutor will use group recordings so that students can listen to and critique their work as a choir. Individual feedback will also be used to help you improve your choral contribution
What else do I need to know?
It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
Wear loose comfortable clothes and footwear. Please don't wear perfume as it can aggravate individual allergies. Please don't come to class if you have a cold or sore throat. You will be given access to a private WEA class site where you can play your parts in order to practice at home.
Pre-course work, reading and information sources
You might like to take a look at the tutors website https://beepjc.wordpress.com As a class member you will have access to a private section of this site exclusive to your group
What can I do next?
Progress to another WEA course
Progress to a course with another provider
Join a local choir (there are many)

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

The SJT houses a shop, gallery and bar, and hosts events such as weddings, charity events, business lunches, conferences and private cinema hire.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 14 Jan 2020 14:00 to 16:00
Tue 21 Jan 2020 14:00 to 16:00
Tue 28 Jan 2020 14:00 to 16:00
Tue 4 Feb 2020 14:00 to 16:00
Tue 11 Feb 2020 14:00 to 16:00
Tue 18 Feb 2020 14:00 to 16:00
Tue 25 Feb 2020 14:00 to 16:00
Tue 3 Mar 2020 14:00 to 16:00
Tue 10 Mar 2020 14:00 to 16:00
Status
You can enrol online for this courseCourse level
Level 2 (level information)

Leads to a qualification
No

Course dates
14/01/2020 - 10/03/2020

Session details
8 sessions for 2 hrs per session

Tue 14:00

FeesFee £60.80
Includes accreditation & materials if applicable

TutorBridget Cousins

Region

Yorkshire and Humber

Branch

Y&H Region

Venue

Friends Meeting House
Quaker Close
Scarborough
YO12 5QZ

Prices

Free entry

Around £76.
Free for those in receipt of certain benefits.

Contact

Workers Education Association

Address

Westborough,
Scarborough,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 1JW

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 038883  Lat: 54.28033 Long: -0.40572

By road:
Follow signs into Scarborough Town Centre/Railway Station. The theatre is directly opposite the Station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

The SJT houses a shop, gallery and bar, and hosts events such as weddings, charity events, business lunches, conferences and private cinema hire.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesHearing loop system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area

Notes

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is fully accessible with: Level access to Box Office and disabled toilets, wheelchair lift to the Shop, passenger lift access to The Round and McCarthy auditoria, designated wheelchair spaces in both theatres, easily accessible from the lift and next to an accompanying seat for your escort, front row level access is available for many shows on request. Some seats in The Round and The McCarthy involve climbing stairs, please advise staff when booking if you have any specific seating requirements. We try to accommodate all requests for access requirements and wheelchair access, but please let us know at least 24 hours before you arrive or at the time of booking. See the website for further access information.