The Temple of Light Georgian Choir:  Advanced Workshop Series with Kristine Barrett
Aug
21
Dec 4

The Temple of Light Georgian Choir: Advanced Workshop Series with Kristine Barrett

The Temple of Light Georgian Choir is an advanced vocal workshop series specializing in the hauntingly joyous music of the Republic of Georgia. In addition to learning a range of Georgian repertoire and honing ensemble skills, the series will also focus on developing our voices through exercises, meditations, experimentations, and explorations. Though musical craftsmanship will be an integral component to the group, its core will be fellowship and love.

Georgian Polyphonic Folk Singing: A Workshop with Ensemble Basiani
Oct
19
7:30 pm19:30

Georgian Polyphonic Folk Singing: A Workshop with Ensemble Basiani

  • Silk Road House

Kitka is deeply honored to present this workshop workshop led by a trio of masterful male voices from Ensemble Basiani, one of Georgia's most acclaimed vocal ensembles. Basiani will share a selection of traditional a cappella Georgian folk, work, and sacred songs from their vast repertoire.

Space is limited and advance registration highly encouraged. Reserve your place here.

SEVDAH - SONGS OF THE SOUL WITH AMIRA MEDUNJANIN (BOSNIA)
Nov
16
7:00 pm19:00

SEVDAH - SONGS OF THE SOUL WITH AMIRA MEDUNJANIN (BOSNIA)

  • CYF Room, First Congregational Church of Oakland

Music journalist Garth Cartwright has dubbed Amira "Bosnia's Billie Holiday". The comparison reflects the way Amira voice turns sevdah inside out, finding new paths of expression within a tradition that dates back centuries. This very special workshop is open to singers of all ages, genders, and levels of experience. Space is limited and advance registration highly recommended. 


Unleash Your Voice:  Workshop Series with Briget Boyle
Jul
19
Aug 23

Unleash Your Voice: Workshop Series with Briget Boyle

This six-week workshop series (6 Tuesday nights) will focus on Eastern European singing techniques and how they can be applied to folk and popular styles from other regions. She will discuss and demonstrate how to develop a personal, confident, and healthy vocal technique, as well as how to perform effectively alone and in groups. At the end of the series, students will have the opportunity to perform some of the material learned in the workshop.

Ticket & more info here.

Vocal Workshops with Elizabeth Setzer
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

Vocal Workshops with Elizabeth Setzer

Elizabeth Setzer, former member and musical director of Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, will be giving two afternoon singing workshops in which she will teach folk songs from the Balkan and Caucasus regions, as well as some original compositions from the Kitka-commissioned song cycle Apple Blossoms and Brine (New Folksongs From Within, 2013).

El Cerrito and Oakland locations disclosed upon registration.

Register Online.

Bulgarian Folk Singing Workshop with Tzvetanka Varimezova
May
21
10:00 am10:00

Bulgarian Folk Singing Workshop with Tzvetanka Varimezova

  • First Congregational Church of Oakland

Workshop Location:
CYF Room
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
$35
Advance registration recommended!
Register online >

The vocal techniques and extraordinary harmonies of Bulgarian music have entranced music lovers around the the globe. The brilliant tonal clarity and vocal agility of Bulgarian singers is universally appreciated and many musicians from other traditions have expressed a deep interest in decoding “the mystery of the Bulgarian voice.” Tzvetanka Varimezova has taught traditional Bulgarian vocal techniques, folk songs, and choral repertoire around the world for more than two decades and is a master of helping non-Bulgarian singers discover their open voice.The vocal techniques and extraordinary harmonies of Bulgarian music have entranced music lovers around the the globe. The brilliant tonal clarity and vocal agility of Bulgarian singers is universally appreciated and many musicians from other traditions have expressed a deep interest in decoding “the mystery of the Bulgarian voice.” Tzvetanka Varimezova has taught traditional Bulgarian vocal techniques, folk songs, and choral repertoire around the world for more than two decades and is a master of helping non-Bulgarian singers discover their open voice.