November Workshop 2012
2nd November 2012admin
On November 3rd 2012 at The Newman Rooms, Oxford, we held our first choral workshop under the name Oxford Orpheus which was attended by 85 enthusiastic singers who were not disappointed – see some of their comments below.
Whilst one of the intentions of Oxford Orpheus is to support a variety of charities, our chief aim is to enrich the choral experience for singers and to enable them to achieve an exciting and emotionally rewarding level of performance in a short rehearsal time. Our idea was to hold an initial workshop on the piece are performing on February 16th 2013 and so we chose the Brahms Requiem as the work in question. Robert Dean led the workshop and James Brown accompanied.
“What a memorable, inspirational and moving day of choral singing. Robert Dean magically created a choir out of dozens of singers and of course the magical Requiem by Brahms. Our voices found new breadths and depths under his guidance and I could have happily continued for another hour. Looking forward to February 16th. Thank you”
“Thanks for a wonderful day. I have a much deeper insight into the Requiem – I’ll never listen to it in quite the same way again.”
“Thank you for an absolutely wonderful workshop on Saturday. I thought I knew the Brahms Requiem, having sung it twice in the past but you opened up whole new perspectives on it for me. And I enjoyed singing it more than ever before which I wouldn’t have thought possible!”