Singing Workshops organized from time to time.
Over the past few years, the choir has put on an annual singing workshop, inviting someone in from outside to teach new songs, perhaps new singing techniques and generally have a fun day singing. Last year we invited Gitika Partington to lead event and had such fun we invited her back again this year for our event yesterday (Saturday).
Gitika teaches songs without handing out any music, but does it in such a way that we rapidly get to sound really good. She brings more than a few laughs to the teaching process as well, and the end result of yesterday was that we were able to perform (albeit VERY strongly led by Gitika!) what we had learned to invited friends and family at the end of the day. We sang a couple of African songs, a version of the Beatles “All You Need is Love”, Gitika’s arrangement of the Bill Withers song “Ain’t No Sunshine” and others, all in (at least) four part harmony.
Around fifty people attended the workshop coming from our choir as well as some from other local choirs and some who don’t normally sing in a choir. We have already had several very positive comments on the day, and everyone seems to have gone away tired but having had a great time. Thank you Gitika!
Thanks must also go to to Covenant Life Ministries International church for generously lending us their building for the day – the main hall there was a great place to sing.
Title: All Day Singing Workshop with Gitika Partington
Location: The Destiny Centre, Kent Road, Portswood, SO17 2LJ
Description: A Singing Workshop with Gitika Partington promises to be a day of great music and great fun!
Comments from last year’s workshop:
“Had a brilliant day – thoroughly enjoyed myself. Gitika is sooooo talented. Felt totally included – if I was not so committed to almost every weekend socially now, I would love to join you. Thank you for a great day – would definitely book again.”
“We just wanted to say how much we both enjoyed Saturdays Workshop – the time just flew by – which is a sure sign of a good time! A great day!”
“Hello Penny and team, Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the workshop on Saturday. Gitika is so talented, creative and inspiring – I feel so lucky to have been able to take part. The harmonies she created were beautiful, and how she got us to learn as much as she did was amazing. Many thanks for organising the day, and please pass on my thanks to Gitika.”
“It was a great day. Gitika is an amazing teacher, talented, enthusiastic, inspiring and great fun. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The Central Hall venue is a perfect setting and I very much appreciated the refreshments provided and the hard work and effort put in by Community Choir members to help make the day a success. Thank you to Gitika and to the Community Choir for making it happen. I would love to participate in any future events.”
Start Time: 09:30
End Time: 17:00
Further information: Download further information and application form here.