Workshop focuses on choir singing

All-day event put on by the B.C. Choral Federation, in co-operation with the Newcombe Singers Choir

Singers looking to improve their vocal skills, blend in with a full choir, or simply to better take care of their voice are encouraged to take part in a vocal workshop happening next Saturday.

The all-day event is being put on by the B.C. Choral Federation, in co-operation with the Newcombe Singers Choir. Participants will be instructed by Kathryn Whitney, who currently teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. An experienced mezzo-soprano who has studied in New York, Toronto and the U.K., Whitney will lead singers in sessions that focus on a variety of topics including proper breathing techniques, improved sight reading and how to achieve a healthy choral blend.

The workshop takes place at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin Rd., and runs from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., Feb. 25. Cost is $50 for singers without BCCF affiliation, however there are discounts available. To learn more or to register visit www.bcchoralfed.com/everything-youve-always-wanted-know-about-healthy-choral-singing-were-afraid-ask, email projectmanager@bcchoralfed.com or call Cherry Osborn at 250-477-1405.