A B O U T A C |
Our New Direction
October 2008 - One of my French students talks to me about a project happening at Alexandra Park Road Library. Its manager, Sandra Menzies, and a bunch of regulars would like to create a library’s choir in order to sing some carols for Christmas. Being a trained and passionate singer, I am happy to share what I know and offer my help “just until you find someone serious”...
Here we are 10 years later!
October 2018 - this group is called ‘AC (Alexandra Chorus)’; a big change from ‘Alexandra Park Road Library Community Choir’ and not the only one… from ‘Frère Jacques’ to the ‘Petite Messe Solennelle’ by Rossini; from a library foyer to St. Andrew’s Church; from singing in unison to four parts; I know now more than ever
what I want to bring to the singers who join AC :
Joy, Pleasure, Confidence
Enthusiasm and Trust are keys for anyone to achieve a goal, any goal! With these keys in our sights, we have broadened our pedagogic programme to new directions, fully embracing our new objective to:
The AC coaching pedagogy works on engaging many senses in the process of learning. This makes each singer's learning more personal, natural and enjoyable and the overall experience extremely powerful. We are embracing and developing the amazing tools that technology offers in order to provide a musical toolbox for AC’s singers, while developing our own team of professional singers/actors known as the:
‘ACC (Alexandra Chamber Chorus)’.
This small professional ensemble’s working process, practice and performances will be organically combined and balanced with AC's. We are in the process of creating this exciting new group throughout season 2018-2019
AC performs a classical repertoire and some recently composed music, specifically
from the local composer Jérôme Royet and our lyricist Marion Turner. We are always welcoming newcomers, especially men, who would like to experiment professional approach of a classical choir repertoire, coaching, rehearsals, and performances; those who like to expand their comfort zone and are up to a challenge!
To join us, a sense of pitch and rhythm is essential, as well as curiosity about your own voice and harmony, without forgetting, commitment which is the key to quality. We will make sure that you can try a couple of sessions for free and experiment our style of work.
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