Travel with children’s choirs

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lecture (60 min.)
conducting - teaching
Friday 11.00hrs
Academiegebouw

Travelling with a children’s or youth choir, whether locally, nationally or internationally, is always a big thing. What specific needs do you have to take care of, regarding logistics, locations or legal issues? And how do you deal with the parents? In this interactive session, Gerald Wirth and Irene Verburg, with their experience from their organisations (Vienna Boys Choir and National Choirs) share their stories and practice on these topics and answer questions from the room – feel free to bring your burning questions!

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Gerald Wirth

Gerald Wirth

Gerald Wirth (Austria) received his first musical training as a member of the Vienna Boys Choir and at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria, where he studied voice, oboe and piano. He also composes and has written three children’s operas, several large oratorios, masses, motets, and songs. Gerald has been connected to the Vienna Boys Choir as artistic director and later president since 2001.

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Irene Verburg

Irene Verburg

Voice teacher and conductor Irene Verburg (the Netherlands) started her earliest training in the National Children’s Choir of the Netherlands. Through her extensive experience as a vocal coach for the Nationale Koren (National Choirs), she knows how to organise choirs with children and youth in different age groups.

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