Cappella Caeciliana



Upcoming Dates

Teaching Young Voices - Seminar and Masterclass with Dr Jenevora Williams - 11am to 5pm
St Patrick's School
Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FL [map]

Cappella Caeciliana is pleased to support a seminar and masterclass for teachers and choral directors, presented by Dr Jenevora Williams.

Are you giving your young singers the best tools for strong and healthy singing? Learning a technique for any physical skill is merely finding a way to perform the task with the minimum of effort – let’s help our young singers to make it easier for themselves!

This course is aimed at all teachers and choral directors working with young singers. The day will be divided into two sessions.  In the morning Jenevora will explore the vocal possibilities and limitations throughout the young singer’s development, from pre-school to undergraduate.  She will also focus on the vital area of adolescent voice change in both boys and girls – an area which can present many challenges to the singing teacher.

The afternoon session will take the form of a masterclass in which Jenevora will work with 6 young students at various stages of vocal development thus giving a practical and useful demonstration of the issues covered in the earlier session. There are restricted places available for this session but parents are welcome to attend.

Cost – (Limited places. Early booking advised!)

Full day – sessions 1 and 2 (including lunch) - £45

Masterclass only, (restricted), (2.00pm-4.30pm) - £25
Masterclass (pupil & accompanying adult) - £25

To book please email detailing attendance and giving your address. You will then be invoiced for the appropriate fee which will secure your place.

What people have said about Jenevora

Thank you so very much for the informative, enjoyable hour you gave our class on Wednesday! I have heard so many positive comments from the students and I must say, I learned wonderful new things myself. Your lecture was so very well planned and clear. I loved the note sheet which accompanied the information. I'd never seen a handout quite like that was wonderful. You are obviously passionate and gifted in this area and I can see that you must be a wonderful voice teacher. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”  
Voice Lecturer in Vocal Pedagogy, University of Denver, Colorado

"I have wanted to hear Jenevora for a while as all my teaching is with children, and I think she must be the most eminent and informed expert on young voices currently. She really did a fantastic presentation, so clear and beautifully illustrated, and I am very glad to be taking away the pictures/notes which amount to a mini text book of the important elements.  Huge congratulations and thanks to her - I found her enthusiasm infectious and was very impressed by the thoroughness of her research."
Singing Teacher

Darkness & Light: A concert for the Advent Season - 7.30pm
Portico of Ards
Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry BT22 1LE [map]
Price: £15 (under 25s £5)

Cappella Caeciliana, conducted by Donal McCrisken and with organist Stephen Hamill, will present a concert for Advent.  This will take place in Portico of Ards, Portaferry - one of Northern Ireland's newest and most distinctive concert venues.

The programme includes a range of compositions exploring darkness and light, and the second half comprises a selection of seasonal movements from Handel's Messiah.

Further information, and online ticket booking, is available here.

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