Creating a musical story – dramaturgy in choir performances – Sofia Gioldasi & Basilio Astulez

workshop (90-150 min.)
conducting - teaching
Friday 14.00 hrs
Bibliotheek Neude

In this workshop, led by children’s choir specialists Sofia Gioldasi and Basilio Astulez, you discover how you can create a concert programme for children and youth choirs, by using a single short-term story. 

They cover topics like: What are the important elements when choosing a story? How do you combine songs from different styles and era’s within the same performance? How can you intertwine the songs with the text and with all the other elements of the performance (such as choral body movements, dance, storytelling, etc.)?

The participants and  workshop leaders will gather a variety of choral songs for equal voices to be used, in order to eventually create a complete staged performance!

Preparing for the workshop

Read this story in advance and think of one choral song for equal voices choir, easy to medium level (SA or SSA), that could fit the atmosphere of the story. Please bring this along to the workshop!

About the session leaders

Sofia Gioldasi

Sofia Gioldasi

Sofia Gioldasi (Greece) studied choral conducting at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. For the last 10 years she has been working with children and young singers, specializing in the intertwinement of choral singing, body movement and stage action.

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Basilio Astulez

Basilio Astulez

Basilio Astulez (Spain) has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country and studied music at the Jesús Guridi Conservatory in Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain. He teaches Choral Singing at the Municipal Conservatory of Leioa.

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