Workshops for Choirs
Denis rehearsing

photo by Andrew Kielbowicz

I love working with groups that are already used to singing together. I love the challenge of bringing more out of the music and out of the singers.

I will challenge the singers to get more from the music they are singing. I will focus on diction, pitch, tone, ensemble, breathing, stylistic aspects of the music, and whatever else is necessary to allow the original spirit of the music to shine through. I have a wide knowledge of choral repertoire and will use that to make sure that the music is sung and performed in a way that brings the most satisfaction both to the singers and to the listeners.

In all cases the approach that I use will be tailored to the individual group before me, so that the repertoire, approach, and even the vocabulary used will be accessible and useful to the participants.