Chris Rowbury

Singing workshops teacher

Based in
Woodbridge, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Also teaches in All over the UK, Travel nationally and internationally
Chris Rowbury | Singing workshops teacher

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Chris Rowbury (http://chrisrowbury.com) has 25 years experience of teaching and running workshops in singing, voice and theatre. He has worked all over the world as a teacher, director and performer. Until 2001 he was Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Coventry University, and is now working freelance.

Chris runs regular world music singing groups, community choirs, and a theatre group as well as working as a freelance workshop leader and performer. Chris is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners’ Network (http://www.naturalvoice.net) and shares their belief that everybody can sing regardless of experience or background.
Chris’s approach to singing is informal, energetic and empowering, enabling people to find their own singing voice. All songs are taught by ear and draw on the rich traditions of unaccompanied harmony singing throughout the world. Particular emphasis is given to the inspiring and uplifting songs of South Africa and Eastern Europe, although he has been known to throw some ABBA and Beach Boys into the mix!

Chris’s singing workshops are open to all, regardless of age and experience and are especially for people who think they cannot ‘sing’. His aim is to create a sense of community in which people can be creative and express themselves by giving voice within shared harmonies. His speciality is working with large groups and creating ‘scratch’ choirs who make a stunning sound in a short period of time.
Chris is also an experienced theatre director and workshop leader. His specialisations include devising, physical theatre, improvisation and use of voice, rhythm and movement. He has taught and directed throughout the world and at many well-known UK drama schools.

Chris writes a weekly blog about choirs and singing which can be found at http://blog.chrisrowbury.com

Group Classes

World music choir for a day

We will sing a selection of music from countries around the world, in the original languages, in glorious unaccompanied harmony, all arranged for voice only. It's great FUN! This workshop provides an opportunity for anyone and everyone to be part of a choir, just for one day. All welcome, no experience necessary.

To book, email Deb Viney: [email protected] or download a booking form from here: http://chrisrowbury.com/SOASbooking.doc

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
School of Oriental and African Studies
Location: 
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Sunday 6 June 11am to 5pm
Rates: 
£25 (All income generated from workshop fees will go towards the costs of running the SOAS World Music Choir for the remainder of the year.)

Sing Africa!

An opportunity to sing and move to infectious African rhythms. Full-bodied harmonies from South Africa; overlapping rhythms from West Africa; gentle lullabies from East Africa; haunting, exotic melodies from North Africa. No experience necessary.

Contact Stuart Jones: 01792 540820 or email: [email protected]

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Waterfront Community Church
Location: 
Langdon Road, Swansea SA1 8QY, Wales, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 24 April 10.30am to 4.30pm
Rates: 
£25 full / £20 early booking concession before April 10th.

Sing in the Spring

An exhilarating day of harmony singing for anyone who wants to sing — whether you think you can or not! Songs from Africa, the Balkans, New Zealand, and more — maybe even some pop! No experience necessary, all songs taught by ear.

Bookings from December 2009 on 01945 430 440 or 07788 411 856
or email Pauline Bantoft: [email protected]

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Denver Village Hall, Denver, near Downham Market
Location: 
Sluice Road, Denver PE38 0DY, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 10 April 10.30am to 4.30pm
Rates: 
£25 (£20 early booking discount before Easter 2010) Bring lunch to share

Classic pop songs

Fresh off the juke box, classic songs from the 60s and 70s, all arranged for voice only. Expect some Motown, Beatles, Beach Boys, maybe even the Rolling Stones. Familiar songs, stunning harmonies. No experience necessary as all songs will be taught by ear.

Organised by the Manchester Community Choir: http://www.manchestercommunitychoir.org.uk/

To book, email Chris Dicken: [email protected]

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
The Co-op Rooms, Chorlton, Manchester
Location: 
corner of Barlow Moor Road and Hardy Lane M21 7QH, Manchester, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 27 February 10.30am to 3.30pm
Rates: 
£15 (bring lunch to share)

Classic pop songs

Fresh off the juke box, classic songs from the 60s and 70s, all arranged for voice only. Expect some Motown, Beatles, Beach Boys, maybe even the Rolling Stones. Familiar songs, stunning harmonies. No experience necessary as all songs will be taught by ear.

Organised by the Manchester Community Choir: http://www.manchestercommunitychoir.org.uk/

To book, email Chris Dicken: [email protected]

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
The Co-op Rooms, Chorlton, Manchester
Location: 
corner of Barlow Moor Road and Hardy Lane M21 7QH, Manchester, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 27 February 10.30am to 3.30pm
Rates: 
£15 (bring lunch to share)

Songs on the Eastern wind

To celebrate King's Lynn's historic sea trading links as a member of the Hanseatic League, this workshop will celebrate songs from the Baltics, Poland, and other sea-faring nations of Eastern and Northern Europe. Crunchy harmonies, gutsy singing and rich vocal sounds for all. No experience necessary, all songs taught by ear.

Organised by Hanse Community Choir: http://www.hansechoir.co.uk/

Cheques to:

Hanse Community Choir
c/o 9 Hall Orchards
Middleton
King's Lyn
PE32 1RY

Any queries email Marion Newell: [email protected]

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
The Village Hall, Middleton, King's Lynn
Location: 
School Road, Middleton, King's Lynn PE32 1SA, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 6th February 10am to 4pm
Rates: 
£20 for bookings made before 31st December, £25 thereafter.

World songs - residential weekend

Come and spend the weekend singing in beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon (bed and breakfast accommodation available for the Friday night at £19.95 per person).

Shake off those winter blues and get a taste of the wide range of styles and moods of singing that can be found across the globe. Songs come from traditions and cultures where singing comes as naturally as walking or talking and is a vital part of everyday life. All welcome, no experience necessary.

To book please call 01789 297093.

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
YHA, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon
Location: 
Hemmingford House, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 30 January 10am to Sunday 31 January 3pm
Rates: 
£75 (includes workshop, all meals, accommodation on the Saturday night)

Hits from the 60s

Learn a range of well-known hits from the 60s including The Beatles, The Kinks, The Monkees, The Everly Brothers and much more. All arranged especially for voice only. All welcome, no experience necessary.

Box office: 0161 761 2216 or email via The Met website: http://themet.biz/

Bring a packed lunch and tea / coffee will be provided

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
The Met
Location: 
Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW, Manchester, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 23 January, 10am to 4pm (doors open 9.30am)
Rates: 
£20 (£15 concs.)

World songs

Shake off those winter blues and come to learn songs from Africa, South America, New Zealand and much, much more! All in glorious unaccompanied harmony arranged especially for voice only. All welcome, no experience necessary.

Organised by Sing in Herts: http://www.singinherts.co.uk/

Book via their website.

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Howgills
Location: 
42 South View, Letchworth SG6 3JJ, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 16th January 2010, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Rates: 
£23

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