Sing Up Skills & Training Gatherings 2007 - 9

West Cumbria & Eden Valley Vocal Force and Sing Up Skills
Training Residential Weekend, Haybergill. March 21st - 22nd 2009.

Friday 20th March
7pm Paul Farrington - Vocal Technique Saturday 21st March
10am Paul Farrington - Vocal Technique
2pm Scott Stroman - Gospel - harmonies and arrangements
7pm Scott Stroman - Gospel - leading and conducting skills Sunday 22nd March
10am Jilly Jarman - Singing Orchestra
1.30pm Beccy Owen - Songs for Groups
Individual vocal coaching sessions on classical technique with Sarah Wall.

Resources from the weekend: (If you have anything to add to these please get in touch with Jilly via the email on the homepage.)

Rosen fra Foon - traditional Danish round

Paul Farrington - ‘understanding vocal function – a physiological perspective’
There are no notes published from Paul's sessions, however, individuals gathered together to remember what he said - please get in touch if you want to know something or have something to add.

“Paul Farrington was one of the first teachers certified in the renowned Estill Voice Training System which was developed by Jo Estill in 1988 from the simple question ‘How am I doing this?’”
This website is useful for information:

Scott Stroman - understanding, conducting and leading gospel music

Saturday afternoon: Over My Head
Introduction to ordering the tune and harmony parts. Changing the bassline, adding ostinatos.

Oh Happy Day
The group singing the whole piece with piano accompaniment.

Conducting tips
With various volunteers, Scott demonstrated different aspects to conducting.

Jilly Jarman - Singing Orchestra

Sunday morning video

Introduction - video
Beaconside Singing Orchestra - video
Senwa Dedende - video
Mama Don't Allow - workout - video
Mama Don't Allow - performance - video
Dinging Room Group - video: Main Room Group - video

Senwa Dedende -
score & notes

Mama Don't Allow - score & notes

Beccy Owen - Songs for groups -

Sunday afternoon - video
Warm-up - video
Weine - video
Young Rider - video
I walked to the end of the road - video
Reflecting - video
Chiro chacho - video

Beccy's notes from the session - pdf

Wein Ha Ramallah - mp3 | score

Young Rider - mp3 | score

I Walked To The End Of The Road - mp3 | score

Chiro Chacho Chanewa - mp3 | score

plus bonus track!!

Oh ye narembo - mp3

Rosen fra Foon - traditional Danish round
introduced by Sue Gibb, who teaches German in Kendal


Song for school -
as used by Lynn Harrison in Culgaith School



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Vocal Union is part-funded through Sing Up and is part of its national singing programme.