Voice classes I offer through various schools and organizations
A new semester begins! Study Handel at NEC’s School of Continuing Education on Wednesday evenings Handel for Singers and Instrumentalists begins January 20.
Platinum Singers begin the same day, at the Harriet Tubman House. A singing class for anyone who qualifies for the AARP, and a fun group to boot. Virtually free, and you can attend a dynamite exercise class just beforehand. USES Senior services
If you want to join the JP Jubilee singing group, the wait is until February 19, 2016. Contact me for further info about this group that meets on Friday mornings, and, like the Platinum Singers, is a class and a performing group. We meet at Curtis Hall in Jamaica Plain.
BUT wait, there’s more! Private lessons with me, of course, in JP and Cambridge, AND our monthly Circle Singing group meets Sunday January 10 at St. Mary’s Church in Central Square, Cambridge. Please contact Peter McLoughlin if you’d like more info. Runs 4:30-6:30pm, fun group improvisational singing à la Bobby McFerrin.
Come hear the Platinum Singers sing a few beautiful tunes, including Wachet Auf (with guest violinist Matt Hoener and his brother Drew on keyboard) at the USES Holiday Fair. Wednesday December 9, we sing at 2:30 and you can buy trinkets before that. Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus at Mass Ave, Boston’s South End. Always free.
Our concerts are fun, short and full of variety. Come enjoy this delightful group of neighbors. I conduct this creative (and wacky) group. Actually, I think I’m the wacky one, but they definitely follow me.
Lessons, Classes, High Holidays, time to sing!
2. United South End Settlements’
Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm September 16, 2015 thru December 16, 2015
Location: Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus Ave (at Mass Ave.), Boston’s South End
Elizabeth Anker, instructor/conductor
Come learn to sing and share music with others seniors
In this class, we learn to use our speaking and singing voices in a healthy way, boost our air power, volume and expressivity.
We sing together and harmonize, and have FUN!
Pre-registration is required. Contact Heidy Viarruel at (617) 375-8114 or write: firstname.lastname@example.org
A $15 donation for the entire semester is requested, however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
3. Private voice lessons in Jamaica Plain and Cambridge’s Central Square begin Sept 15.
4. I am cantorial soloist at a very welcoming Havurah on Cape Cod–no tickets required, no fees (kind of like my classes). In Orleans: Am HaYam Cape Cod Havurah
What a fun opportunity to bring friends, neighbors, kids–all are welcome, all ages and levels, just come and have fun making music together while folks all over the Boston do the same.
My student concerts are always free and always short. That’s how we keep the audiences coming. Oh, and audiences get to sing if they want, too.
The Platinum Singers are singing their OWN songs this week, plus our own parody of YMCA*, all in a 30 minute concert at 3:00 on Wednesday April 22 at the Harriet Tubman House, corner of Columbus and Mass Ave. Upstairs in the Lincoln Room.
*the letters of U-S-E-S (United South End Settlements, our sponsor and host for the wonderful senior programs).
JP Jubilee does their end-of-semester concert on Saturday May 9 at 12:30pm at the Jamaica Plain branch Library. Flyer below, by our members Lizi Brown and Estelle Disch:
And on Wednesday, May 13 at 8:00pm, the Bach Arias Class at the New England Conservatory of Music is giving a class concert. Just a few delicious morsels; 3 lovely singers, a violin, harpsichord and the teacher may even sing a bit with the group at the end…short, sweet and free. Room 367 in the main building.
And, as always, I am accepting private students in Cambridge and Jamaica Plain, long or short-term…inquire within.
Free singing class on Friday mornings. Who could ask for anything more?
And if Fridays are not good, there’s Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 at the Harriet Tubman House for the Platinum Singers (uses.org).
Come learn to sing and play JS Bach, improve your chamber music skills, enjoy the gorgeous arias of the cantatas and oratorios.
Class meets on Wednesday evenings 7:30-9pm. It begins January 14 and goes for 15 weeks. Even if you have to miss a few sessions, it’s a treat to get to sing and play these arias and do a performance at the end. Open to singers, strings, winds, keyboard players.
Here’s the skinny: http://necmusic.edu/ce/voice-opera. It costs less than $45/class for 15 weeks, a non-credit class through the School of Continuing Education.
Did you know? In German, the name Bach spells out four musical notes (B —B flat, A—A natural, C—C natural, H—B natural).