An innovative vocal ensemble, performing diverse repertoire where the singers demonstrate complex harmonies.
This will be an elite vocal ensemble for singers aged 14 upwards. You will be invited to join upon a successful audition. There will be approximately 8-10 members.
Auditions will take place via Zoom. You will be asked to prepare two contrasting songs with a backing track (YouTube etc) or live accompaniment (piano/guitar).
As a singer, you must be able to;
Sing with confidence
Hold a harmony line
Be open to a variety of styles and genres
Attend monthly rehearsals (Sunday afternoons, times tbc)
Have access to a smart phone or laptop to learn harmonies
We have an exciting new rehearsal space at Katie Wright School of Dance (Dovecote Road, Eastwood). My base for private tuition and group work is now based at the new studios. The studio is a large space with ample room to work with the ensemble.
Although rehearsals will only run once a month, I will send out harmonies and lyric sheets before each session. Singers will be expected to learn their parts before the rehearsals.
Fees - £6.00 per rehearsal
I’m excited about this being a collaborative project amongst a talented group of singers and therefore their input of repertoire suggestions, ad lib and vocal ideas will be encouraged and appreciated.
I hope to secure exciting performance opportunities for the ensemble at local events.
What’s in a name anyway...
Keeping in touch with our Eastwood heritage, ‘The Hummingbirds’ is a poem by
D. H. Lawrence.