Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A choir like no other makes Ottawa debut


See local participants perform in Ottawa's Feral Choir premiere!

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Church of St. John the Evangelist
Corner of Elgin & Somerset Streets
Entrance on Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Following dozens of stunning productions around the globe, Feral Choir comes to Ottawa!

A Feral Choir - photo by Bryony McIntyre

An A B Series Presentation

For more information and online advance tickets, visit A B Series’ website. Advance tickets are also available from Octopus Books at 116 Third Avenue and 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor.

A UK singer and conductor, MINTON has taken Feral Choir around the world, hosting over one hundred workshops and transforming the lives of thousands of people. The project is comprised of a series of workshops open to everyone, amateurs and professionals, young and old, singers and non-singers. MINTON encourages participants to take a vocal leap and explore all vocal possibilities through exercises and improvisations, over the workshop period and in performance. Ottawa participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity for voice exploration with the world’s leading sound-singing choral conductor. There is, indeed, something feral about MINTON’s approach, a primal scream philosophy to free participants from the limits of orthodox singing. The culminating choir performance, with dozens of local feral singers, premieres a public art project as never before staged in Ottawa.

MINTON notes that “the human voice is capable of so much more than is generally understood. In the workshops, I have encouraged participants to realize that anyone who can breathe is capable of producing sounds that give a positive aesthetic contribution to the human condition and many of these contributions are without any cultural influence or reference.”

“For over twenty years, with Feral Choir, MINTON has been helping people’s inner voice to break free!”

Phil Minton by Francesca Pfeffer

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