Would you like to learn how to sing during lockdown?
Students, staff and anyone in the community are invited to learn a new skill and feel good while you do it with Opera North’s, From Couch to Chorus: Sing into Spring workshops. It’s absolutely free, and proven to help boost your wellbeing.
The four week course starts 24 February and it is open to singers of all levels, from complete beginners to experienced choir-goers. If you’ve never read music or hit a high note, don’t worry, you’ll be provided with all the resources you need to help you experience what it’s like to sing in an opera chorus – all from the comfort of your own home.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to sing excerpts from Verdi’s Aida, get to grips with the Trojan War through Mozart’s Idomeneo, and visit the water sprites and mythology of Dvořák’s Rusalka. Most importantly, you’ll hopefully have some fun and improve your wellbeing during these challenging times.* In the final session, singers from all vocal parts will come together to sing in a full virtual chorus.
Everyone is welcome, whether they are already a member of a choir or have never sung a note before. To increase accessibility, the daytime sessions will all be live-captioned and the resources will be available in large print and Braille.
If you are interested in learning a new skill and feeling good while you do it, please visit From Couch to Chorus: Sing into Spring
*The recent Festive Edition saw 2000 people from across the world take part in some seasonal singing with 91% of surveyed participants finding it helped improve their personal wellbeing.
Cost: Pay as you feel
Where: Online, Zoom
Duration: One session per week (one hour). Day time and evening sessions available. Four weekly sessions plus culmination session in week five.
Accessibility: Live captioned sessions. Large-print and braille resources.