CHOIRS AND CHORAL DIRECTING
Robin is very experienced in giving choral masterclasses and workshops to a range of choirs. He has recently been accepted by Dr Douglas Coombes MBE (internationally respected including chairing adjudication for Barnardos Choir of the Year and for the BBC) and a panel of adjudicators, including the ISM, as a member of the SMA-ISM International Guild of Adjudicators, Festivals and Workshop Presenters. He has worked with school choirs that have reached Sainsbury's Choir of the Year finals, coached choruses in theatres such as We Will Rock You, led numerous church choirs, directed Choral Society rehearsals (in works such as Vivaldi's Gloria, St Matthew's Passion and so forth) and coached band vocalists in developing their technique, harmony and range as well as their ability to perform successive nights without gaining a sore throat.
Robin's choir direction does not involve purely singing through and correcting songs. Rather, there are frequent harmony games and activities as well as coaching in tone, projection, improvisation, blend of tone, variety of dynamics and tone, varied onsets and releases appropriate to repertoire and so forth.
He directs two main choirs in the area that always welcome new members and who are available for bookings. Recordings and videos can be emailed upon request (email@example.com).
Gospel Shock is a female chamber group who's repertoire and style of singing is gospel inspired. They sing numbers similar to London Community Gospel Choir but mix these with rock classics and contemporary pop songs ranging from Lean on Me and Ain't no Mountain High Enough to Wonder (Emeli Sande) and Fields of Gold (Eva Cassidy/Sting). They are of a very high standard and their harmonies have a delightful flavour of their own. They sing for weddings, charity events and large public events. They had the wonderful opportunity of opening the Cornshed Festival in 2013. http://www.gospelshock.co.uk/ Their rates for events are very affordable.