Kevin O’Carroll

Saturday 21st April, 10am
Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music
Admission: Free of charge

The Choir Voicing workshop was a one-hour presentation held in an entertaining and collaborative atmosphere where the technique is demonstrated and explained using volunteers or a guest demonstration choir. All that was required was for choir members to change places!  The purpose of the technique is to establish the optimum blend for any given group of singers.

One of the country’s leading musicians, conductor David Brophy, has said of this technique “Having attended this absorbing presentation I’m fully convinced that all choirs should investigate the potential benefits of utilising this subtle and mysterious technique – they will be surprised at the results!”  Applying the Choir Voicing technique is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve the overall sound of your choir.  Whether applied to a large amateur group of 120 or an 8-member professional choral ensemble, the technique is equally effective.

Presented by Kevin O’Carroll, this demonstration has proved to be very popular with both national and international choirs.  So much so that a presentation of the workshop has been requested every year since 2012.

In addition to being a freelance conductor, adjudicator and provider of choral workshops, Kevin has researched the impact of standard modern music notation on the performance practice of Renaissance polyphony.  In the process, he has devised the Phrased Notation System (PNS) which seeks to improve performance practice of choral music from the late Renaissance.  In 2018 Kevin was awarded a PhD from the University of Limerick for his work in this area.


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