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Day workshop in Lustleigh, Devon, UK
September 7, 2019 @ 10:30 - 16:30 UTC+0
Lusleigh Village Hall
10 am – 4pm
Russian Song workshop: with Polina Shepherd from 10am–4pm in Lustleigh Village Hall.
Music lovers of all backgrounds and singing levels are invited, no experience necessary. Teaching by ear and with sheet music.
Russian folk songs embrace the whole of the landscape and all of Mother Earth. This wide geographical span is present throughout the whole culture and gives folk song an extremely broad musical and emotional depth. Large musical intervals in lyrical songs call to mind the vastness of Russian topography stretching toward a boundless horizon. In eastern folklore, every snowflake and every blade of grass embodies the spirits of nature – and this connection is felt within each folk song for ritual pagan holidays, exorcism and sibylline song, circle dance, laments, wedding and lyrical songs…
The workshop repertoire will also include Russian Romances (Art songs) from the 19 Century and some contemporary material.
Born in Siberia, Polina started her performer’s and educator’s career in Kazan, Tatarstan (Central Russia). Now a highly experienced musician, she has taught for Glyndebourne Education and the Natural Voice Practitioners Network in the UK and internationally at seminars in Moscow, St Petersburg, Paris, Kiev, Sao Paolo, Basel and many more.
Cost: £30 (£25 if booked before 15 August).
Please bring lunch to share.
Advance booking preferable; some tickets may be available on the door.
To book, or for further information, contact Stephen Terry on 01647 277197 or email email@example.com