Inspiring New A Cappella Talent

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Sons of Pitches

The Sons of Pitches will be running a workshop on Sunday 21st February

Here at Span, we love delivering fantastic entertainment to local people from across West Wales. We’re also always looking to encourage the growth of new talent within the local arts scene, which is exactly what we hope to do at this years Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival!

Over the weekend, we’ve organised a whole range of informative, fun and inspiring workshops for anyone looking to practice their vocals under the supervision of some incredible a cappella masters.

Micheal Deason-Barrow – one of the world’s leading authorities on vocal techniques – will be one of the many hosts leading the festival’s workshops.

Under his instruction, a cappella enthusiasts and aspiring singers will learn a vast array of different world music vocal styles, how they’re influenced by spirituality, and the immense healing power to be gained by singing in different styles.

Choir leader Seimon Morris will also be leading a workshop, to teach a brand new piece of music composed just for the festival!

Influenced by iconic a cappella groups such as The Swingle Singers and Pentatonix, this piece will include haunting lyrics written by some of Wales’ best loved poets, to mark 50 years since the tragedy at Treweryn.

Camilo Menjura NAVF 2016

Camilo Menjura will lead a workshop on Saturday 20th February

Workshops will also be led by the fantastic a cappella acts performing during the festival itself, including Gareth Malone winners The Sons of Pitches, folk duo Ffynonn, the South African Zulu Male Choir and Camilo Menjura.

“There’s something so uplifting about all singing together. And of course often in a new language, or making new sounds. Last year a group of us learnt how to do Mongolian throat singing! There was a lot of laughter in the room!”

We’ll be welcoming people of all ages and abilities to these fun and inspirational seminars – singing is a great way to boost community spirit and encourage social interaction between local people, both of which we love to do here at Span.

For more information about the workshops, visit the NAVF website here.

Alternatively, send us an email at or call us on 01834 869323

We hope to see you there!

NAVF 2016

Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st February

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