Feb 19, 2007, 1:39 PM
GOOD-TIME GOSPEL SINGING!
Gospel singing workshop in Melton Mowbray
A one-day singing workshop with Chris Rowbury
Saturday 3rd March 2007 10am to 4pm
Sage Cross Methodist Church
Sage Cross Street
Tickets £12 or £10 for concessions
SING IT BIG: SING IT HOT, STRONG AND LOUD!
Who doesn’t love to sing gospel? You don’t have to be religious to enjoy the uplifting, passionate, exciting sounds of gospel music. In this liberating workshop we will sing African-American gospel songs from the 1920s (from the city, and from the country); spirituals from the slave plantations; and gospel songs from South Africa — all in glorious unaccompanied harmony! Good old-time gospel singing with no backing band, and no modern R&B flavas.
In the gospel church everyone participates, whether they have a conventionally ‘beautiful’ voice or not. All parts in the harmony are important, every role is valued, and each person’s contribution enriches the whole – expression, not technique, is what is valued. This workshop is open to all, even if you’ve never ‘sung’ outside the bathroom before! No experience is necessary and all songs will be taught by ear.
Gospel music is undoubtedly spiritual in nature and requires expression of feeling, using body, mind and spirit. We will sing the songs with the greatest respect, but there will be no preaching here, and everyone can join in regardless of race, beliefs or ability.
To be sure of a place call Steve now on 01509 880886
or better still e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org