Bards and Ballads is a Choral Theatre workshop course, which explores group devising and performing in a fun and innovative way.
"It was such a joyful experience" Paul, Bards & Ballads Participant
Next Bards & Ballads event:
Bards and Ballads Workshop
Thursday 16th Feb
Central School of Speech & Drama
Voice MA cohort
We are thrilled to be offering a Bards & Ballads workshop to the Voice MA students of Central School of Speech and Drama on Thursday 16 February.
This is a closed session, but stay tuned for more Bards and Ballads news coming soon.
Calling the chorally confident and creatively curious!
If you enjoy small group harmony singing, you are interested in creative storytelling through song and you have a ‘flair for the dramatic’ then Bards and Ballads is for you!
Bards and Ballads is a Choral Theatre workshop course, which explores group devising and performing in a fun and innovative way. The project is led by choral composer and director Kirsty Martin and it combines several creative elements – harmony and small group singing, spoken word and creative writing.
The material explored in B&B is both archetypal and personal – rites of passage, epiphanic rites of passage and moments of change and transformation sit alongside reflecting on the beauty in everyday activity, in an unusual and often humorous way! We use some set texts set around an agreed theme, as well as specially created original material and group devised material. It’s a really unusual and satisfying combination!
Bards and Ballads is not for beginner singers / actors, but you also do not need to be able to read music, as the songs will be taught by ear and supported by mp3s. You just need some harmony singing / ensemble experience, an open mind and an intrepid spirit!
These workshops can be run in person, or over Zoom.