Posts Tagged ‘St Patrick’s Regional High School choir’

Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir: Tony Araujo GUEST CONDUCTOR

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

With his energetic and inspiring conducting skills, Tony Araujo (BC Boys Choir, Corpus Christi Choir, St Patrick’s Regional High School Choirs) had the ability to pull out the best of Vancouver CanSing Adult Choir (Gerda Blok-Wilson, Artistic Director) members during their first GUEST CONDUCTOR session.  He reinforced a lot of concepts including vowels, diction, tone and storytelling. 

 Thank you to choir members for their whole-hearted participation!! There was a great response from singers when Tony Araujo  asked them to try new exercises and concepts.  Sometimes choir members don’t respond with such SPIRIT!!

SEIZE THE DAY , Saturday, March8th, 2:30 & 7pm, Immanuel Baptist Church (109 E40th Ave) is  going to be a great concert!

Vancouver Eric Whitacre Concert

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

As St Patrick’s Regional High School Artist in Residence, I work with the St Pat’s Chamber Choir and rehearsed 3 Eric Whitacre pieces: CLOUDBURST, SLEEP, THE SEAL LULLABY with them.  They will join forces with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Pacifica Singers and other select high school choirs…AMAZING CONCERT! You may be interested in his Ted Talk: Eric Whitacre Ted Talk

Eric Whitacre inVancouver Sat Oct 27 8pm Orpheum

Integrating Kodaly concepts into your choral program

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

 Integrating Kodály concepts into your choral program can help strengthen and build choral musicianship for both the singer and conductor.   Gerda Blok-Wilson will discuss and share practical approaches that she has used in relation to the rehearsal process and repertoire her choirs have performed.  The interactive workshop aimed at the development of younger singers will include age appropriate repertoire and ideas to share, experience, and discuss.  The workshop will include a demonstration of the rehearsal process with singers from Vancouver CanSing Level 2 and 3 Choir and a workshop handout.