CAN YOU SING AND LAUGH AT THE SAME TIME?

October 24, 2012

CAN YOU SING AND LAUGH AT THE SAME TIME?
Hallelujah! Draiocht’s first Community Clown Choir is here!
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JOIN US IN DRAIOCHT ON SATURDAY 03 NOV 2012, 2-5PM, FOR A FREE INTRODUCTORY CLOWN CHOIR WORKSHOP WITH VERONICA COBURN! 

Register your interest by filling in an application form, available from Draíocht’s Box Office or by email from teresa@draiocht.ie
Deadline for applications extended: WED 31 OCT 2012

Participants must be 16 years and over.

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Are you sociable?  Do you like to sing?  Do you like to laugh?  Are you the type of person who is open to trying new things?  THEN WE WANT YOU!

 

Hallelujah! will be a choir like no other – its ethos being accessibility, inclusivity and artistic excellence. A Clown Choir is a group of people who gather together to sing and laugh – to sing in celebration of what it is to be human and to laugh at the ridiculousness of the world we live in.

 

Weekly rehearsals will begin in 2013 but on November 3rd 2012 there is an opportunity for you to come along to see what it’s all about. The day will be good fun. You will be introduced to the basic concepts of clown theatre and you will learn Hallelujah!’s signature tune - Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile”.  Nobody will be asked to do anything that s/he is not comfortable with but for those who are interested in stepping into the spotlight then there will be ample opportunity for them to do so.

 

You don’t have to be a good singer to join Hallelujah!

You don’t have to be a performer to join Hallelujah! 

You just have to be interested and willing.

Come along on November 3rd and see what it’s all about.

 

Hallelujah!’s first major work in 2013 will be The M50 Symphony – A Symphony For Human Voice & Car Horn!

 

Veronica Coburn, Draiocht’s Theatre Artist in Residence for 2012/2013 and Director of ‘Hallelujah’ is delighted to be working in Draiocht on this project from November and says

“I have a dream. It’s called Hallelujah! It is a city wide Community Clown Choir where people from all walks of life, all ages, all social strata, come together every week to play and to sing and build artistically exciting performances. No Handel’s Messiah. No programme of early Renaissance love poems. This is a clown choir. Human voice in place of instruments. An evening concert of One Hundred Green Bottles. A joyful place to be.

The clown has always represented everyman and everywoman. The function of early theatre clowns was to maintain the interest of the ordinary people with low comedy and plain speech. It is fitting then that interwoven through the choral programme of the clown choir will be the participants own stories – human stories.”

 

JOIN US IN DRAIOCHT ON SATURDAY 03 NOV 2012 // 2-5PM // FOR YOUR FREE INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP.

 

To register your interest please fill in an application form, available from Draíocht’s Box Office or by email from teresa@draiocht.ie or phone Teresa for a chat about the project on 01-8098028.


Veronica Coburn Biography:
Veronica Coburn s a founding member of the theatre company Barabbas. Veronica devised and performed in Barabbas inaugural season and in Out the Back Door in The Ark in 1997. She devised and directed Sick Dying Dead Buried Out with the company in 1995 and in 1996 directed the revival of Half Eight Mass of a Tuesday.
Over the years she has performed in The Abbey, the Peacock, with Rough Magic, Horizon, Copol, Pigsback, Theatre of Fire and in many television productions. She was assistant director to Gerard Stembridge on his play Lovechild in the Project and on Comedy of Errors in the Abbey. Veronica is chairperson of Dublin Youth Theatre and for them directed Mark O'Rowe's ‘Buzzin' to Bits in Project@the Mint. She has also acted as Artistic Director for the 1998 National Festival of Youth Theatres in Monaghan which resulted in a hundred-strong performance, Hey Pelops.

 

 

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Deadline for applications: WED 31 OCT 2012

Participants must be 16 years and over.

Download Application Form here ... 

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This one year drama and music project is funded through The Arts Council and Fingal County Council.

 

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FOR PRESS IMAGES AND INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Nicola Murphy, Marketing Press & PR Manager, Draiocht, tel: 01-8098021 / nicola@draiocht.ie

Comments

Hi,
Came accross ‘Hallelujah! whilst looking at An Draoicht website. The choir sounds so different and very interesting.
As I have missed the workshop, is it too late to enquire about joining?
Best Regards,
Patricia

By Patricia Mc Cabe on November 28, 2012

Hi Patricia,
I’ve passed your details onto our Director Emer McGowan and she’ll let you know how to get involved when the choir starts up again in Feb 2013. Here’s the link for more:

http://www.draiocht.ie/blog/entry/hallelujah_draiochts_community_clown_choir_starts_again_in_feb_2013/

Best wishes,
Nicola

By draiocht on November 28, 2012

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