SingSwingSing! is an 8-week course of vocal workshops for a group of over 60-year old residents of the Hinckley & Bosworth area, run by the UK’s leading Big Band and four-time BBC proms vocalist Matt Ford, held at the Concordia Theatre in Hinckley.
SingSwingSing! is designed for people who may feel socially isolated, lonely, apprehensive about getting out and about, or simply need a few hours respite from caring for a loved one, and who have an interest in singing and a love of Big Band/Swing Era music. (Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin for example).
Do I need to have previous singing experience?
No. No experience/expertise necessary! You just need a love of the music and a willingness to commit to the course. The course is open to everyone aged over 60 years old living in the Hinckley & Bosworth area.
How do I get involved?
There are 3 ways to join in…
Sing! 11.30am – 2.30pm
Take part as a singer and develop your stylistic performance skills. Choose your song and work on it with Matt & a professional pianist over 6 weeks. Then in week 7, if you fancy it, perform for an invited audience of family and friends.
Don’t Sing! 11.30am – 2.30pm
Take part by being one of our regular audience, providing feedback and moral support to the singers. You’ll get to enjoy great music and be a member of a welcoming social group. Watching the singers’ development over the seven weeks is fun and interesting.
Drop-in! 11am – 11.30am
Prior to each of the main workshops will be a 30 minute ‘drop-in’ Vocal Health & Development Session.
In these sessions we work on breath control, vocal warm-up and vocal maintenance. It’ll be a great way to exercise your voice. Everyone and anyone is welcome to attend these drop-in group sessions.
OK, I’m interested, but when are the sessions?
The sessions will be held on:
Wednesday February 21st February
Wednesday February 28th
Wednesday March 6th
Wednesday March 13th
Wednesday April 3rd
Wednesday April 10th
Wednesday April 17th
Wednesday April 24th
Sounds good, but what’s it going to cost me?
Nothing! And I mean nothing!
We’ve been awarded a grant from IM Properties, via the Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation.
This grant pays for everything associated with the course.
There’s no catch and no small print!
When will booking open?
Booking is now open! Please don’t delay in getting in touch.
We are strictly limited to 12 singing spaces and 20 non-singing spaces.
We’ll have loads of drop-in spaces, so feel free to drop-in!
Interested? Want to know more?
For more information, or to book a place…
call Matt on 07976 658 546