Learn, Share, Have Fun
As a conductor, it is often a challenging task. There are so many skill sets involved: Ability to teach singing, conduct effectively, lead your singers, choosing of great repertoire that brings out the best in your choir… the list goes on.
Most conductors in Singapore are currently mostly self-taught. While a small majority has studied professionally either locally or overseas, it is not often that we are blessed with workshops and master classes that can help to improve the collective standards and skill sets for the profession.
The SVBC week is designed and created for conductors to not only learn from the experts, but to network with each other and to meet other performing arts industry players who can compliment us with what we are doing.
By partnering with various organisations, we hope that this is the start to the community of conductors coming together, sharing knowledge and collaborating to make the choral scene a vibrant one in Singapore.
Learn from world-renowned Professor Gerald Wirth who has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share and have the opportunity to conduct the Vienna Boys Choir in our master classes. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take your conducting skills to a higher level!
The early bird does catch the worm. Come and browse the selection of vendors and their materials. Enjoy a morning coffee/ tea on us.
Welcome address by Guests of Honor.
Session 1 Topic
The system of voice and choral training in Austria and the Vienna Boys Choir. What remained and what evolved over the years.
Have a stretch!
Session 2 Topic
Dealing with changing voices. The psychology, vocal and health issues
Q and A
Opportunity to clarify the concepts covered in the morning.
Enjoy a delicious lunch, browse offerings from the vendors, network and recharge for the next session.
Master Class 1
Watch and learn as choir 1 get coached by Gerald to produce results and overcome their hiccups.
Master Class 2
Watch and learn as choir 2 get coached.
Summary / Q and A
As we wrap up day 1, ask your questions and clarify your thoughts!
Enjoy the afternoon tea break, mingle with fellow conductors and check out the vendors at Arts House.
For Invited Guests only. Not part of Day 1 workshop.
Early bird catches the worm. Enjoy a coffee on the house and browse through vendors' offerings
Conducting Vienna Boys Choir (Conductor 1 & 2 )
As a conductor, you have the opportunity to conduct the Vienna Boys Choir.
Other conductors can learn immensely from this experience.
Conducting Vienna Boys Choir (Conductor 3 & 4)
Continuation of the previous session.
Enjoy the delicious lunch, network with other participants and browse what the vendors have to offer
Master Class 3
Choirs have a chance to be coached by Gerald Wirth.
Master Class 4
Master Class session continues.
Session 2 for teachers and educators
The culture of singing and encouraging music making in the classroom. Part 1. (This involves discussion with teachers)
Enjoy and relax.
Big Choir Rehearsal for 15th Jan Concert
This is a open rehearsal where participants can watch the VBC conductor in action.
After Rehearsal Chill Party
Yes, we need to let our hair down after the workshops, rehearsals and all the hard work. Join us at the after rehearsal chill party in our SOCIALISE Event.
(For Parents, Teachers, Conductors)
Introduction to Vienna Boys Choir
How to identify musical talent in your child
How do I encourage and enhance musical talent in my child
Life as a chorister
Q and A
Audition for VBC
Those who have registered can audition to be in this world famous choir
GALA Concert by Vienna Boys Choir
Enjoy an exquisite evening of choral music by the Vienna Boys Choir
After Concert Chill Out
Socialising Event No. 2. You have guessed it right. We need another excuse to have a beer, relax, meet other people and basically just chill. Come on down and meet and relax.
Bump In for performers of 15th January Concert
Arrival at Esplanade Concert Hall
Rehearsal with Orchestra, VBC and Choirs
Rehearsal for evening's performance. (For participating choirs Only)
Registration for Workshop
Esplanade Foyer 2 (Workshop for teachers and conductors)
The culture of singing and how to encourage music making in the classroom Part 2.
With lessons and experiences from Vienna Boys Choir and Superar.
Dinner and Cocktail
Pre Concert Dinner and Cocktail for workshop participants
Watch Esplanade Concert
Coming together to Sing Concert with VBC, Kids Philharmonic Orchestra and local choirs.