Well, this was a good start into the New Year! From January 4th through January 6th, thirty-odd vocalists gathered in the small town of Hilden, located on the outskirts of Duesseldorf, to sing, swing, have fun and possibly explore their boundaries and ways to overcome them. I can attest to the fun having been had, to an intense work ethic and willingness of the participants to engage with myself and fellow voice coach Manfred Billmann, to cheer each other on and push themselves just a little bit further than what might be comfortable.
It was a rare, amiable group that we had the great fortune to work with, and I watched with great pride as the participants put on a really well rounded show on the evening of day three, at the Blue Note in Hilden.
Thanks again to the lovely people who sang, played in the two fabulous bands, to Manfred Billmann and, of course, the puppet master in the background, Axel Fischacher, for three intense, inspiring and fun days of music.
Happy 2012, looking forward to the 2013 workshop! (Will post a couple of photos once they are available)