Vocal Inventions Choir

Fantastic evening at Spinderihallerne , singing and revelling in smiley harmonies with the talented Martina Griffiths , whose love for music is infectious. Thanks Martina 😊” - Sara Peterman

“A joyous collaboration and celebration of human voices and spontaneous composition.”

I really liked the Vocal Inventions. Martina could create such a cozy and safe atmosphere and singing and improvising just felt very natural, even if I never tried something like that before. It was a really good way to to spend some time singing, relaxing and meeting new people with similar interest,. I have never cleared my head as with this singing activity so very recommended to lower the stress for people who like singing and music” - Katerina

Start Fall Singing @ FOF!

Join my 8 week Improvisational Choir- 'Vocal Inventions' course (good for non-singers and experienced ones) at FOF in Vejle. For those of you who have some experience, this will be a chance for you to continue exploring the world of vocal improv, and for those of you who are new to the form, don’t be scared - you will love it! 

If you are interested please sign up as soon as possible. This course would be a great gift for an adventurous friend, or family member who is looking for some winter fun, connection and Hygge Singing.  Sign up link here: https://www.fof.dk/da/sydostjylland/kurser/musik-og-sang/kor/an-improvisational-choir/229671

When: September 22 - November 10, 2022

Day and Time: Thursdays 19:00 – 20:30 

Vocal Inventions Choir is for singers and non-singers.  All Levels of singers are welcome; complete beginners to the very experienced.  Simply sing what is sung to you - It’s that easy. 

An Improvisational Choir is an excellent way to have fun, sing, relax, feel connected, release happy endorphins and build community.  Improvisation is a centuries-old art form, proven to boost your risk taking and problem solving skills, as well as your adaptability and performance confidence. 

Course Outline: The rhythm of the sessions: Each session will begin with vocal warm ups, vocal technique and vocal improv skill-building exercises. 

Afterwards singers are divided into groups according to their vocal pitch range. Each group will then be given a melodic or rhythmical pattern to sing (spontaneously composed by Martina). The parts and voices build and build until the improvised song grooves along; there is then an opportunity to solo over the top of the newly improvised tune if you are moved to do so (but no pressure!). 

*The Vocal Inventions Choir form is inspired by Bobby McFerrin’s “circle singing”. 

 

“Martina is living music, and she makes you feel it, whenever you've done something nice or extraordinary - as a group and as individuals, as beings. All of us are being offered this great chance to step deep into THE MUSIC, creating it together on the spot. In this room of soundscapes and unpretentious movement: We're able to communicate with each other - each and every one of us - in a way which to me often feels more accomplished and precise than what our modern, distorted language of words is able to bring. We've experienced our voices creating beauty and excitement in harmonies and rhythms - and I've heard my own voice in a profound way, letting it loose with less and less hesitation right from word go. Such fun and understanding!” ” - Lars Ballegaard

— Participant in Vocal Inventions Choir Workshop

Vocal Inventions Choir at Spinderihallerne

The choir form is inspired by Bobby McFerrin’s “circle singing” concept: Singers are divided into groups according to their vocal pitch range; melodic and rhythmical patterns/parts are composed by Martina on the spot; in turn each group is given a pattern/part to sing, the parts and voices build and build until the improvised song grooves along; there is then an opportunity to solo over top of the newly improvised tune if you are moved to do so. 

Vocal Inventions – An Improv Choir is an excellent way to have fun, sing, relax, feel connected, release happy endorphins, build community; even among people who speak different languages. 

Simply sing what is sung to you. It’s that easy. 

All levels of singers are welcomed; complete beginners to the very experienced. 

Drop in. Free. Arrive 5 minutes early. Bring water. No perfumes please. 

2022 Dates and Times: The 1st Tuesday of every Month: June 7th, July 5th, EXCEPTION - August 9th,  and so forth.

Tuesdays @ 7pm - 8:15pm

Location @ Spinderigade 11, 7100 Vejle - Meet At Reception