WORKSHOP DETAILS: (3 hrs w/tea break): The three ladies of VOCO start by giving you a toolkit of vocal warmups & performance techniques to expand your singing voice and performance abilities. Then you'll learn three traditional folk-songs from three harmony traditions: Appalachian 3-part harmony, Bulgarian or Croatian 3-part harmony, and incredibly fun (and accessible-to-ALL) art of body percussion (see VOCO's videos on YouTube/moiraVOCO). Ladies & gents, VOCO is world-renowned for their workshops - don't miss this opportunity that singers rave about!
moira smiley & VOCO is a visionary blend of voices - redefining harmony singing with the power & physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók and delicious, vaudevillian accompaniment of cello, banjo, ukelele, accordion and body percussion. Moira Smiley's award-winning original music and spell-binding American and East European folksong light up the stage with rompin' stompin' body percussion and warm wit. Named #1 a cappella group in the U.S. in 2007, moira smiley & VOCO is the energy of street singing and the elegance of a string quartet. Expect magnificent, hair-raising performances music that mourns and dances at the same time. Called "fascinating and multi-lingual" by the LA Times, "Persuasive, near perfect musicians" by the Herald Times, "gritty and ethereal, banjo to Bartók" by the Village Voice.
Unitarian Universalist Church Oneonta (View)
12 Ford Ave.
Oneonta, NY 13820