Verity Standen TERRESTRIAL
6.15 – 7.45pm
As part of our year-long series of activities, TERRESTRIAL are working with award-winning composer and choir leader Verity Standen to offer a fun weekly singing workshop in Weston-super-Mare. Whether you’re an experienced choral performer, or have never sung outside your own shower, you’re welcome. Verity teaches everything by ear, so there’s no need to read music.
Verity will lead the group through warm-up exercises and vocal techniques, but the main focus will be on learning a diverse range of music – from rich folk and playful pop to raucous sea shanties. As a skilled arranger, Verity will take song suggestions from the group and teach them in future weeks – so this is your chance to hear your favourite music sung a cappella.
All TERRESTRIAL workshops are free to attend – you’re welcome to donate at the end if you enjoy the experience. Sessions are drop-in, no commitment, just come along when you can. But to help us plan numbers, please sign up in advance if possible – follow the links from our website to Eventbrite and click on ‘Register’ (and make sure your inbox receives email updates from Eventbrite, as they sometimes end up in junk)
Verity Standen’s unique musical projects have been performed across the UK (from the National Theatre to the Outer Hebrides), and she has formed new choirs as far afield as Poland, Czech Republic and China.
Verity is working with TERRESTRIAL in Weston-super-Mare over the next year to offer these public singing workshops, as well as working with local organisation Big Worle to create a musical portrait of the area, beginning with an audio interview project. If you want to find out more, please contact