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Summer camp options are available for current 2nd – 9th graders (rising 3rd – 10th graders).
All camps will take place at Binkley Church in the Fellowship Hall and on the Playground. Binkley is located at 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
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Sisters’ Voices Theater Workshop and Camp 2023
H.M.S. Pinafore, by Gilbert and Sullivan, adapted for treble youth
A hilarious opera that takes place on a ship … a bumbling captain who promises his daughter’s hand in marriage to an arrogant admiral … that daughter who is in love with one of the sailors … someone predicts doom … someone elopes (and gets caught) … someone holds a secret … all the twists and turns of a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera!
This workshop will involve two parts:
Part One: all participants will take part in rehearsals in May and the first part of June.
Choral rehearsals will take place for the full cast Saturdays, May 20 and 27, and June 3 and 10, from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Some rehearsals will be held for small groups and individuals Monday through Thursday, May 15 – June 8; these weekday rehearsals will be set up in early May according to casting, need, and availability of the singers.
Part Two: June 12 – 16, the full cast will gather each day from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm to put the show on stage. Performances will be held the afternoons of June 16 and 17.
This workshop is open to current 4th – 9th (rising 5th – 10th) graders.
No audition is necessary to participate in the chorus.
Registrants who are interested in singing a leading role will be invited to audition in early May. Lead roles will be selected from singers signed up for the camp; we will not audition singers who have not signed up. Every cast member will be highlighted and essential to the production.
Cost: $550 per participant
A refund of $350 is available until March 12, 2023. A refund of $175 is available until April 12, 2023. After April 12, your payment is non-refundable.
Sisters’ Voices Camp 2023
Sisters’ Voices Camp weeks for the summer of 2023 will focus on 3rd – 10th graders who will sing with Sisters’ Voices ensembles for the 2023-2024 season. These camps will help singers connect to each other and build musical skills that will be important for the coming year.
Skills are encountered and built through making music together, movement, playing games, working puzzles, and other activities. Camp weeks are full of fun, and they focus on building individual skills and knowledge, and on the singers getting to know each other better.
Singers will work on solfege with both Curwen handsigns and musical notation.
We’ll explore good vocal technique through a study of anatomy of breath and voice.
We’ll explore the ways singing is like a sport.
We’ll explore some great poetry and find ways to use elements of music (pitch, rhythm and meter, form, dynamics, articulation) to express the poems.
We’ll learn several pieces of music, focusing on learning to sing in parts and unaccompanied, building in details of expressiveness.
Each day will begin with a thorough warm-up that will include stretching, movement, and aural and vocal exercises.
There will be no public performance at the end of these camp weeks; it is a treasure that we have time together that is not pressured by the demands of producing a performance. Much of the repertoire that we study during camp will be performed at early performances during the year (if we are selected to perform at the Carrboro Music Festival, etc).
When you register for Sisters’ Voices Camp 2023 you will also register for the 2023-2024 year. It is possible to register for the year without registering for camp, but not possible to register for camp without registering for the year. Camp is strongly encouraged for both new and returning singers!
Both weeks of Sisters’ Voices Camp 2023 will take place in the Fellowship Hall and Room 15 at Binkley Church.