CaBrailson School of Vocal Arts plans debut of unique experience for young people
Workshops, concert planned
By Nadia Arandjelovic
A Christian music school that has been inspiring youth in the US for the past two decades, will be making its international debut on the Island later this month.
From August 19 to 25, young people ages five to 21 will get to participate in a popular vocal arts intensive, coined the Summer Singing Experience, hosted by The CaBrailsong School of Vocal Arts.
Young people in both South Carolina and Atlanta have considered it an annual “must do” experience for years. Now local children will get the same engaging experience at Allen Temple AME Church in Somerset.
They will be able to attend evening workshops from 6pm until 8.30pm pm on Monday, August 19, through Friday.
All their hard work will be showcased at a finale concert on Sunday, August 25 at the Willowbank Conference Centre.
Reverend Dr Emilygail Dill said it would be a worthwhile experience for those who attend.
“Youth can expect to learn a variety of choral styles that will help to hone their vocal ability and inspire them as they prepare to return to the classroom,” she explained.
“The Summer Singing Experience will be under the direction of Rev. Carolyn Brailsford, a gifted songstress and highly acclaimed vocal instructor who has served on the music faculty of Spelman College and Allen University and now serves as the Minister of Music and Worship Arts at Bethel AME Church in Columbia, South Carolina.”
The CaBrailsong team would be supported by some of Bermuda's most gifted musicians including Jonathan Tankard, Darryl Simons, Troy Seymour and others.
The aim of the programme is teach children and youth about spiritual principles, by using artistic and music expression as a tool to get their attention.
Registration for the week is $60 per person, however there are some scholarships available. Tickets to the finale concert are $20 each.
For more information phone 234-0433 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.