Recital to let Craig singers shine, a cappella clinic to enhance musical talents
Plenty of beautiful voices will be singing out soon in Craig.
“Let It Shine” takes the stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Moffat County High School auditorium. The free recital offers performances by students of Studio BV, part of the women’s chorus Bella Vocé.
In addition to the local talents who will be showcasing their musical capabilities, the set will feature Second Wind Quartet, a men’s ensemble consisting of residents of Utah and Arizona.
The group recently received silver medal honors from Rocky Mountain District of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Bella Vocé organizer Jeana Womble, who will oversee the show, said Second Wind has much in common with her chorus, which consists of women across Colorado.
For both groups, the makeup of singers have limited opportunities to rehearse as a full group but are ultimately able to perform strongly.
Having the guest artists will add a great deal to the show, Womble said.
“I think the most important part is getting the youth excited for good singing,” she said.
Womble and MCHS music teacher Grace Pomeleo will also host an a cappella workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at MCHS, at which the men of Second Wind will also assist.
The clinic is available to kids and adults alike seeking to improve their vocal abilities through learning the bodily mechanics, ear training, chord tuning and harmonizing.
Womble stressed that she aims to make the workshop very interactive to befit the unique style that is a cappella, which utilizes no accompanying background music.
“It’s an amazing challenge, but you can create a whole orchestra with just your voices,” Womble said. “It’s so exciting when it’s done right.”
The cost for the clinic is $10 per person and includes lunch.
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