May 6, 2012, 3:33 PM
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RUSSIAN, BULGARIAN, MACEDONIAN, UKRAINIAN, YIDDISH AND OTHER SONGS TAUGHT BY EAST EUROPEAN CHOIR LEADERS.
East European choir welcomes new singers - new season 24 May
Join the Award Winning East European choir at UCL!
Music lovers of all backgrounds and singing levels are welcome, and no previous singing experience or knowledge of languages is necessary. Teaching by ear.
Place: Room 305 in 26 Bedford Way WC1H 0AP (Institute of Education) near Russell Square.
Time: Thursday 18:30 - 20:30
Cost: £6.50 per session, first taster session can be paid separately, then the remaining sessions paid in advance until the end of the term (£58.50). Full term payment for existing members is £65. Drop-in fee for non-regulars £8.50.
Polina Shepherd (Skovoroda) is a highly experienced composer, singer, pianist and international choir and workshop leader and Natural Voice practitioner in the UK. Born in Siberia, she learned music as a child around the family table. Her training at Kazan State Music College and then Conservatory gave her an academic perspective. Recently, Polina has worked for Glyndebourne Education, the Jewish Music Institute, SOAS Summer Schools. Her teaching covers many aspects of vocal music from large-scale choral experimentation, improvisation and self-expression to highly arranged and conducted choir pieces, to smaller chamber groups and solo. http://www.polinashepherd.co.uk/
London-based Bulgarian singer, songwriter and arranger Eugenia Georgieva is best known for her vocal and stylistic versatility with styles spanning from soul and pop to Bulgarian folk. Since 2005 Eugenia has been artistic director of PERUNIKA, a trio performing a cappella, incorporating Bulgarian, Macedonian and Russian traditional songs into a broader Slavic repertoire. Other ensembles include vocal fusion project YANTRA and world music heavyweights Transglobal Undergroundís venture UNITE, A Gathering Of Strangers. Eugenia is a member of Natural Voice Practitioners' Network. http://www.myspace.com/eugenieg
(This post was edited by shepherd on May 6, 2012, 3:34 PM)