National Centre for Early Music

[Skip navigation]
Navigation Menu
Events Calendar
View full calendar

Event 12: Workshop with Vivien Ellis

Beverley Friary (Youth Hostel Association), Friar's Lane, Beverley
Sunday 26 May 10:30am

Adults £15.00 | Concessions £10.00  SOLD OUT 


'Lift up your voice and with us sing'

Songs of Revelry and Reflection from Yorkshire and beyond 1700-1900.

A part-song workshop for all voices with Vivien Ellis

Drawing on popular harmony-singing traditions from Chapel and Tavern, Parlour and Theatre, this workshop takes participants on a fascinating, enjoyable and uplifting musical journey. With unusual songs to raise your spirits, tickle your ribs, touch your heart and make your Granny blush, we'll discover what our ancestors loved to sing, and rediscover the beauty of those stories and harmonies, and their power to move us today.

Material is drawn from folk ballads, theatre repertoire, songs and hymns published in Beverley, Hull, York and further afield (including repertoire from events 9, 10 and 11), and popular books of catches, rounds and drinking songs.

Whether you prefer to learn by ear, or from written music, songs in three, four and more parts will be taught by ear with reference to notation – so everyone will be  included in a light-hearted, focused and inspirational day of unusual harmony.

Vivien Ellis is an empowering, inclusive and experienced teacher who performs early music with The Dufay Collective, international ensemble Sinfonye, The Carnival Band, and her duo Alva with Giles Lewin.

The ticket price includes music and light refreshments. Please book by 16 May.

Application Forms can be downloaded below - available as 'Word' or PDF files

 

Workshop 2 – with Vivien Ellis 26/05/2013 Microsoft Word Format

Workshop 2 – with Vivien Ellis 26/05/2013 PDF