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Greater Boston Choral Consortium
Member Meeting

Winter Workshop with Sarah Whitten
Saturday March 28, 2015  |   10am – 1pm

All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
See info to the left on this page.

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February
Sat, Feb 28, 7:30pm
The Mystic Chorale, Jonathan Singleton, Artistic Director
Sat, Feb 28, 8:00pm
The Master Singers of Lexington, Adam Grossman, Music Director
March
Sun, Mar 1, 3:30pm
The Mystic Chorale, Jonathan Singleton, Artistic Director
Sun, Mar 1, 4:00pm
Chorus pro Musica, Jamie Kirsch, music director
Sat, Mar 7, 7:30pm
New England Classical Singers, David Hodgkins, Artistic Director
Sat, Mar 7, 8:00pm
Metropolitan Chorale, Lisa Graham, Music Director
Sat, Mar 7, 8:00 pm
The Spectrum Singers, John W. Ehrlich, Music Director
Sun, Mar 8, 3:30pm
The Arlington-Belmont Chorale and Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus, Barry Singer, conductor
Fri, March 13, 8:00pm
Masterworks Chorale, Steven Karidoyanes, Music Director
Sat, Mar 14, 8:00pm
Musica Sacra, Mary Beekman, Artistic Director
Sun, Mar 15, 2:00pm
Quincy Choral Society, John Nichols, Music Director
Sun, Mar 15, 3:00pm
Newton Choral Society, David Carrier, Music director
Sun, Mar 15, 5:00pm
The Oriana Consort, Walter Chapin, Director; Caroline Harvey, Assistant Director
Fri, Mar 20, 8:00pm
Cantata Singers, David Hoose, Music Director
Fri, Mar 20, 8:00pm
The Oriana Consort, Walter Chapin, Director; Caroline Harvey, Assistant Director
Sat, Mar 21, 8:00pm
Boston Gay Men's Chorus, Reuben M. Reynolds, III, Music Director
Sun, Mar 22, 3:00pm
Boston Gay Men's Chorus, Reuben M. Reynolds, III, Music Director
Sun, Mar 22, 3:00pm
Sounds of Stow, Barbara Jones, Artistic Director
Sun, Mar 22, 5:00pm
The Oriana Consort, Walter Chapin, Director; Caroline Harvey, Assistant Director
Sun, Mar 29, 5:00pm
King's Chapel Choir, soloists & orchestra; Heinrich Christensen, Director

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The Greater Boston Choral Consortium is an association created to help choral organizations in the area develop and grow by sharing information and fostering cooperation. The Consortium promotes public awareness of these organizations and understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of choral music in all segments of the Greater Boston community.


The Greater Boston Choral Consortium

Winter Workshop with Sarah Whitten

Saturday March 28, 2015  |   10am – 1pm
All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Advance registration required - Download the form here.
Free to GBCC member organizations
There will be a mandatory waiver to sign in order to participate
Yoga mats optional

Secrets to a Singer’s Best Sound
Yogic practices to unlock your vocal potential

The top concerns I hear from singers are:

  • My voice gets tired in rehearsals and performance.
  • I can’t hit the high notes easily.
  • My shoulders and neck hurt.
And, to add insult to injury: I get nervous when I perform

Imagine taking the stage grounded in a well-aligned body, connected to the breath and mentally focused. It may feel impossible, but this is what yoga, as a practice that looks at the whole being, does for you as a singer. In this 3-hour workshop we will explore yoga-based practices that address the above concerns as well as others. Please dress in clothing that moves easily and bring a yoga mat if you own one. There will be time for questions at the end.

A 500 hour certified Yoga Instructor, Sarah trained with Barbara Benagh in the slow flow method, a fusion of Iyengar and Hatha yoga. She is also influenced by the teachings of Rod Stryker and Sarah Powers. A classically trained singer, she is member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing she holds a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy as well as a Masters in Vocal Performance, both from The Ohio State University. She has completed additional coursework in Voice Disorders through the MGH Institute of Health Professions. A member of Harvard’s Holden Voice Faculty for over a decade, she has presented yoga workshops for professional and amateur singers at the New England Regional NATS summer conferences, the Buckeye NATS chapter, the Boston NATS Chapter as well at colleges and universities and secondary schools around Boston.