The Open Circle: Freeing Our Voices
The Music Circle ran a workshop on vocal expression, hosted by the amazing musician and fellow member, Barbara Diana. An experiential workshop to reconnect with the voice from a body perspective. Through gentle exercises and hopefully a lot of laughter we are going to focus on releasing the voice by reconnecting with the body and releasing the breath, allowing the voice a more natural and authentic expression, where there is no right or wrong way.
The workshop was structured in two parts:
– Exercises to warm up and release body tension, connect to the breath, and connect to the core of sound production.
– Making sounds that become music, and then sing a simple melody, a vocal canon and finally a harmonised melody.
Barbara Diana is a performer, teacher, and coach with a holistic approach to the voice. Alongside her activity as a performer, she has been a Music Director for off West End shows, worked with community choirs and actors, and she works regularly as a coach at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival and the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen.