The Hearts of Harmony Chorus is thrilled to host a day of a cappella harmony:
A workshop introducing
young women aged 10 to 25 to the art of barbershop harmony
Do you love to sing? Are you a young woman between the ages of 10 and 25? This day is for you!
This is an all-day workshop. We will begin the day promptly at 9 am on Saturday. All participants should plan to arrive at the Church of Christ in Davenport by 8:45 am on Saturday morning. A
map and detailed schedule will be sent with your music after you have registered.
The cost of the day is $40. Lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided for participants. As well your registration fee covers the cost of music and the clinician for the day. After dinner there will be show that will feature the workshop chorus plus the Hearts of Harmony Chorus and other special guests. Admission is by donation and you should invite your fans to come cheer you on!
What can I expect the day to be like?
Our Clinician for the day will be Patti Thorpe. Patti is from Langley, BC where she teaches choir, band and musical theatre at Langley Secondary School and codirects the Langley Children’s Choir.
She is a proud member and baritone section leader of the Westcoast Harmony Chorus. She was the Sweet Adeline International Music Educator of the Year in 2016 and is the Young Women in Harmony Coordinator for Western Canada. We will have a full day of vocal instruction, singing, rehearsing, singing, learning choreo and of course, more singing.
The songs we are singing for the day are Count on Me as sung by Bruno Mars and Shallow from a Star is Born. You will be sent pdf sheet music and audio tracks once you register for the workshop. This will help you learn the music
before the workshop. It will be important to learn your music BEFORE the festival so that you will be prepared for rehearsals and activities.
Adults who are bringing students to the festival, whether they are teachers, parents, chorus members, or chaperones, are welcome to observe all or part of the workshop activities. Please contact [email protected] for further
information on this opportunity.
How do I register?
To get a registration form or further information please contact [email protected] or you can contact Cathy at 403 350 7154
Information on how to pay the workshop fee will be sent with the registration form. Workshop details will be sent out once your payment is received.
What is Barbershop Harmony?
Barbershop is a type of a cappella singing that has is 4 vocal parts. How do you know what part I sing?
Tenor: sings a harmony part, usually above the lead. Range from F above middle C to the A above the treble clef staff. This part requires a light clear tone.
Lead: sings the melody. Range for Bb below middle C to the E in the treble clef top space.
Baritone: completes the harmony by singing above or below the lead. Range from the A below middle C to the C in the third space of the treble clef.
Bass: sings the lowest part and provides the foundation to the music. Range from F or G below middle C to the G above.
The three harmony parts (baritone, bass and tenor) support the lead to ensure that the melody is easily recognized and that the group produces a unit sound in which no voice part stands out. If you not sure what part to sing, choose
more than one and we will place you according to the balance of the group. We generally limit numbers in the tenor part and ALWAYS need more basses
For further information and a registration form, please contact [email protected] or call Cathy at 403 350 7154
Hearts of Harmony is an a cappella chorus of women from all of Central Alberta. We love to sing and share our love singing with others. Our passion is spreading the joy of music to others. Check us out at www.HeartsofHarmony.ca