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


Kristine Barrett

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.

“There is an immensity to these songs; the immensity of voices over years, whose bodies shaped these songs, whose souls drank at their waters. The music is a thread running through each of us, creating a tapestry that connects us to those who have come before; our ancestors woven into our being….we are a temple, we are a forest, we are the numinous arches touching the sun.”

  • The first 14-week session runs August 21th – December 4th 2016.
  • Rehearsals will take place Sunday evenings in the East Bay from 6:00-9:00 pm at Omni Commons.
  • Cost for the session is $240. Participation in the choir is by audition or invitation only.

Persons interested in auditioning should send raw a cappella audio (mp3) or video recordings (online links) of 1-2 vocal pieces showcasing the singer's ability and range along with a brief description of their singing background. Persons must be able to strongly maintain pitch, hold one's part, learn material by ear, take musical direction, and possess expressive singing abilities. Previous experience singing Georgian music is not necessary.

All genders and ages are welcome. Please send audition materials to Kristine Barrett.

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