The Unleash Your Voice Choir is a mixed voice group with a focus on developing freedom in each voice while creating a strong and polished sound. We will work on language, vocal tone, ornamentation, and blend. The music will include songs that have been featured in the Unleash Your Voice Series and new selections from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

Briget's teaching philosophy is centered on the power that is found through discovering your own voice, feeling safe, and having fun while doing it. Through unleashing our voices together, we build confidence and freedom of expression while connecting with other human beings. 


details

The Fall 2019 workshop series details:

  • DATES: 10 Wednesday Evenings, September 25 - December 4

  • TIME: 7pm - 9pm

  • DIRECTED BY: Briget Boyle

  • LOCATION: East Bay: Location disclosed upon registration

  • COST: $250 for the 10-class series / payment plan available

  • Participation in the choir is by audition or invitation only (see below)

  • A private registration link will be provided to those who pass a simple audition pre-screening


auditions

As space in the choir is limited, membership is by invitation and informal audition (for prospective new members) only. Invitations to returning Unleash Your Voice participants will be issued Monday, Sept. 9.

Pitch matching ability, and a basic understanding of how to hold your own part while singing in harmony with others is required. If you are just starting out and would like to learn about how to match pitch and sing in harmony, you can join the 5-week series "Unleash Your Voice for Beginners."

No experience with Eastern European music or language is necessary to audition or participate.

The deadline for returning singers to register, and for prospective new members to submit audition materials is Friday, September 13th. Prospective new members will be notified of their status by Wednesday, September 18.

Interested singers should send a brief statement of interest and/or a description of your musical experience, a raw a cappella recordings (Mp3 or YouTube video link) of any one or two vocal piece(s) as an email attachment to kitka@kitka.org. (This can be as simple as a smart phone voice message recording of your rendition of “You are my sunshine”)


registration

For successful auditionees, Briget will send details and password for registration at the link below.

Secure link (password required) for registration here.


Photo by April Renae

Photo by April Renae

ABOUT Briget Boyle

Briget Boyle is one of the preeminent vocalists in the Bay Area's Balkan and Eastern European music scene. After performing with Kitka for nine years and renowned Balkan brass band Brass Menažeri for ten years, Briget went on to form True Life Trio with fellow Kitka alumnae Juliana Graffagna and Leslie Bonnett. Briget is also a solo singer-songwriter and began writing her own music at the age of 12. More info can be found at brigetboyle.com

*BONUS: Briget is offering a discounted private lesson ($10 off) when you join the choir. You will have the opportunity to schedule a lesson once your (very simple) audition and registration is complete!

Questions? Contact us here.