The British Association of Barbershop Singers runs a residential educational event each year and this time it's at Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham from 23rd - 25th August 2019. There are lots of excellent coaching and learning opportunities - particularly if you are interested in learning to sing in the barbershop style - and the educators are really top notch. Even if you don't think you're a barbershop fan go along for:
- the chorus directing stream
- the chance to sing "Defying Gravity" with the ladies chorus
- one-to-one vocal coaching
and lots more. The full prospectus can be found here.
We're sorry to learn that the extraordinary Canadian singer, beatboxer (and former archaeologist) Kevin Fox is to leave the Swingles at the end of the Summer 2019. His talent and contribution to the UK a cappella scene have been immense over the past decade and many of us have thoroughly enjoyed his workshops and tutorials. We wish him all the best with his new start.
Note: if you think you could replace Kevin let the Swingles know at www.theswingles.co.uk/auditions by Sunday 28th April 2019. You'll need to be comfortable singing from a low D (D2) up to a high F (F4) in chest or head voice. You should also be an experienced vocal percussionist (and happy to step into some pretty big shoes).