‘On my own?’
‘Does it work, or is it…weird…?!’
The answer, in short, is yes, it works and yes, it’s weird! It’s been a pretty strange year for singers, and especially strange for those wanting to start singing. But rest assured, with creative vision and positivity and guidance, it’s not only possible, but…fun to sing on Zoom.
So… please come and join Choral activist Kirsty Martin at WOW’s Virtual Big Sing. Kirsty will guide you through a group warm up into singing some small but perfectly formed songs from all over the world together. This session is suited to singers of all persuasions – reluctant singers, shower crooners and seasoned divas all welcome.*
No experience needed. BSL and captioning are available upon request. If you require either, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request by 5pm on 22nd February after booking your ticket for the workshop. We will do our best to accommodate any requests emailed after 22nd February, subject to availability. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com before booking.
This workshop is open to everyone and will take place on Zoom. You will be sent joining details before the event. You’ll be part of a large group led by Kirsty – but do book early to secure a place!
*Remember, even if you think you are a beginner singer… you’re not! You speak, everyday, with varying pitch and rhythm, cadence and dynamics (unless you are a Dalek) – which are those lovely ingredients that also make up song. You almost certainly sing-a-long to the radio now and then, and you know those ‘earworms’ that sometimes get stuck in your head at 3am? That’s your musical memory in action!
This event is part of WOW UK Festival 2021, a very special digital programme, featuring groundbreaking In Conversations and interactive workshops. Over three weeks we’ll explore everything from mental health to sex in lockdown, radical childcare to being everything from a grandmother to an artist in a pandemic (or both!). Find out about The WOW Foundation and its work year-round to fight gender inequality here.
For this year’s festival, we are offering audiences the chance to pay what they can for tickets from £1 upwards. If you’re able to pay a higher ticket price, your contribution will include a donation to help WOW continue its work fighting for gender equality all year-round.