2016 Anúna International Choral Summer School, Dublin, Ireland
Event Date: June 14, 2016-June 18, 2016
Posted: January 9, 2016
Fast becoming one of the most innovative and exciting courses available to singers, conductors and composers, the four days of the School will involve interaction and performance under the supervision of composer Michael McGlynn and members of ANÚNA .
Part of the schedule involves the study and application of sean nós, the oldest extant form of Irish traditional singing, which will be explored in the context of its relationship to the work of ANÚNA and McGlynn's renowned compositions. Delegates will also sing with Anúna in a public perfomance at Dublin's historic Saint Bartholomew's Church.
Some comments from attendees of the 2015 School :
"I wasn't expecting to be so moved or touched coming into this, after all I am a professional musician and educator, none of this should be new to me, but I was moved and I saw a new perspective and was exposed to a new philosophy about what a choir could be. It was refreshing, invigorating, life-affirming (for a jaded music educator), and absolutely fun. It left me wanting more and wanting to provide my students with more. I loved it."
"I felt relieved to finally meet other singers who did NOT care about being the best and getting the most recognition. People who just want to be the instrument that communicates the music from the composer to the audience, but with the heart and soul of the singer attached. So the Summer School allowed all of us to live the dream just for a week. That's not something any of us will ever forget.
"It clarified a lot of questions and struggles I had with singing! I also felt a part of a very extraordinary community of artists by the end of the school. It was great meeting and forming friendships with people from all over the world."
"I can't describe my deep emotion. It was amazing."