Choral Warmup : Physical and Musical (By Mr. Raymond Fu)
January 6, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Choral warmup plays an integral role in the rehearsal and performance process for any choir. It not only prepares singers physically but also mentally and musically for the tasks ahead. While some conductors prefer traditional techniques like breathing exercises and scales, others opt for more creative approaches by incorporating games and activities during the warmup session. In this workshop, we understand that warmups primarily focus on physical readiness, but we also emphasize the importance of mental and musical readiness. These aspects create a positive and supportive learning environment, stimulating the musical creativity and sensitivity of the singers.
Our distinguished speaker, Mr. Raymond Fu, is an Associate of the Royal School of Church Music (October 2016) and a well-respected figure within the church community. With over 38 opera and musical productions under his belt, Mr. Fu’s extensive experience led him to found the Opera Prima Society of Hong Kong in 2015, promoting opera appreciation and education in the region. His knowledge and expertise provide valuable insight into various warmup techniques and their significance, enabling music teachers and conductors to better engage with their choirs and unlock their full potential.
During the workshop, Mr. Fu will delve into a comprehensive list of warmups, providing in-depth explanations of each exercise, and discussing the underlying reasons and rationale behind them. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how these warmups can contribute to their choirs’ growth and help them reach their full potential. Moreover, attendees will have the opportunity to seek feedback and consult with Mr. Fu regarding their own warmup routines, exploring ways to enhance and refine their vocal exercises for the benefit of their choirs.