Music and Poetry Workshop July 12th and 13th

“Give Sound to Words: Say a word. Sing the same. Hear a song or sing it, too.”

A crash course in what inspires poets to write songs and composers to use certain poems, and a chance for us to bring our own words and music to life together.  We will learn how to set words to music and how accompaniments can serve to illustrate texts.  We will receive singing instruction and, of course, get to hear some beautiful music and sing some, too.

Friday July 12th, 7:00 PM Concert: With Danny Dover (poetry) & Dorothy Robson (piano), and Tom Kinder (poetry) & Annemieke McLane (piano)

Saturday July 13th, 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM:

Morning session: “Text, Music, Rhythm, Improv” with Jeremiah McLane (composer/accordionist) morning session.

Afternoon session: Led by soprano Julie Ness. She will help us to sing in a healthy, beautiful way, and will perform too!!

5:00 session with all the performers and teachers: Presentation with readings and music, including poem-songs we composed.

All FREE thanks to the Manheim Fund for the Arts (feel free to donate), open for all who are interested (you do not have to sing, but it would be nice).  Bring your own snack/meals/paper&pencil.  And bring friends, too, and children age 10 and up.  Email unitedchurchofstrafford@gmail.com to register, preferably, but last minute registration when you arrive is OK, too.

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