Singers are being invited to take part in a special Gospel Singing Workshop in Grantham taught by a leading light of British Gospel music, Tyndale Thomas MBE.
Teaching alongside Thomas will be fellow Gospel singer and choir director Kadria Thomas, and Sally Brown, director of Grantham-based Choir Invisible: The Desmond and Leah Tutu Peace Choir. Sally has been working with choirs in the region for 20 years and recently took Choir Invisible to Paris to sing a special concert for Desmond Tutu at UNESCO.
The workshop is called Lift Every Voice. Sally said: “It is a unique and fun opportunity for singers of all abilities to immerse themselves in the joyful sounds, techniques and glorious harmonies of Gospel, and some South African songs too. All the songs will be taught in the traditional way, by ear and without written music.”
Tyndale Thomas has worked with Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone, and with famous American Gospel singers Andrea Crouch, Richard Smallwood and Edwin Hawkins - composer of Oh Happy Day!
A culminating concert on Sunday, June 16, will feature the massed voices of the Gospel workshop ‘scratch’ choir, alongside performances by Tyndale and Kadria Thomas, the Joy Music Collective and Choir Invisible.
Singers must be 16 years or over. The workshop will take place at Walton Girls’ High School in Grantham on Friday, June 14, from 7pm to 9.30pm, on Saturday, June 15, from 10am to 4.30pm and on Sunday, June 16, from 10.30am to 3pm. It is possible to attend the Friday or Saturday session only.
For ticket prices, booking and more information go to www.choirinvisible.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop and concert tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com/f/6277