Today saw the official launch of Andover Musical & Operatic Society, with an open day at The Lights theatre in Andover.
The day began with a warm-up workshop led by our resident Director/Choreographer Claire Nias, who helped to break the ice with some fun challenges which resulted in all the attendees getting to know each other with a few giggles along the way.
Singing Coach Lisa Faye then took over to do some vocal exercises before teaching the song "One Short Day" from the hit musical Wicked. Lisa worked with the whole group to teach the harmonies, and encouraged everyone to think about projection and pronunciation.
Local MP Sir George Young, popped in to lend his support as a long standing patron of the group.
Sir George was taken round the workshops by Sue Parker, the acting chairman of AMTC, and met some of those who were organising the sessions. he said “I very much enjoyed looking in at the Singing in Harmony session, and was delighted to find that a number of people were thinking of joining the AMTC and taking part in its high quality productions”.
There are just a few spaces left for our musical theatre workshop on Saturday 17th September.
The workshop included vocal coaching from professional singer Lisa Faye, and choreography from our in-house Director Claire Nias. It takes place at 10am-4pm at The Lights, Andover.
To registers please complete the online form CLICK HERE
At the end of the day there will be a short concert to showcase what has been learnt in the workshop alongside performances from our current members so please invite your friends and family!
Entry is FREE but will be on first come first served basis so we advise early arrival.
How would you like a taste of musical theatre - for FREE???
As part of our relaunch and Open Day at The Lights on Saturday 17th September we will be performing a mini concert to give you a taste of what's in store with our upcoming concert "Strictly Musicals"
As well as some showstopping performances from our members, our workshop trainees will join us on stage for a finale to perform the song and dance routine they have learnt during the day.
This mini concert is completely FREE!!! Tickets will be on a first come first served basis so we advise you to arrive at least 30 minutes before the doors open a 4PM
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Andover Sound are giving local community groups and charities a new voice.
In July Andover Sound launched The Community Billboard - giving local charities and community groups the chance to have a new voice in North West Hampshire FREE OF CHARGE.
Louise went to the Andover Sound Offices today to record a promo for our upcoming FREE Musical Theatre Workshop! To hear our promo CLICK HERE
We're thrilled to have Lisa Faye on board as Vocal Coach for our FREE Musical Theatre workshop at The Lights on Saturday 17th September.
From her early beginnings performing around the Northern Club Circuit fronting several bands Lisa Faye has packed a lot into her short career so far. Her story sounds all so familiar with that of fellow Yorkshire singer Jane McDonald with whom Lisa Faye teamed up back in 1997 to record an uptempo version of the famous Chess hit, ´I Know Him So Well´ which went on to give Lisa and Jane their first No1 hit in America!
With a wealth of performing experience she began training with local dance and drama groups back home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire before heading for London to attend the famous, “BRIT School” and then onto The Royal Academy of Music, in London, studying Music Theatre with Mary Hammond.
Lisa’s singing has led her to work with a diverse range of artists such as Mike Batt, The Commitments , Tony Hadley and Charlotte Church to name but a few. She has also worked for the world renowned record companies, “Music Factory”, the Jive Bunny Creators, appearing in videos, on “Top of the Pops”, and as a session singer for ‘Going For A Song’.
Back in 2005 she performed in her own creation ‘Dinner With A Diva’ at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival which was based on her experiences as a singer on a cruise-ship.
in 2009 Lisa produced and performed other new shows, ‘Diva’s – The Concert’ and ‘Musical - The Concert’, then in August 2010 she performed her show, ‘Streisand – The Concert’ at Edinburgh Festival Fringe to sell out audiences and returned with a 5* review.
February 2011 and Lisa Faye made her solo debut in London’s West End with her own show, ‘Streisand – The Main Event‘ at Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall, London. The show was on for 3 consecutive Saturdays at the start of this year and has led to the show going on a tour of the UK later this year!
When not performing Lisa Faye manages a very successful and rewarding teaching business sharing her knowledge of voice and piano with budding “stars of tomorrow”.
Lisa Faye Broadhead – LRAM / ALCM / member of the Association of Singing Teachers and the British Voice Association
Lisa Faye teaches singing and piano privately on a one to one basis in Hampshire. Her emphasis is on ‘making learning fun’, where students enjoy the process of improving their singing voice and piano skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. She has been teaching for over 10 years and started teaching on graduating from The Royal Academy of Music in 1998 where she achieved her qualification to teach voice.
Lisa achieved a further teaching Diploma for which she achieved Honours, specialising in Music Theatre with The London College of Music. Since 1998 Lisa has taught over 500 students and is still counting!!! Over 50% of her students have achieved Distinctions in their singing exams with LCM, (london College of Music) with a 100% pass rate in both singing and piano overall. Some of her students seeking to further their career in the Arts have gone on to successfully audition and attend schools specialising in the arts including: Arts Educational Tring, Bird College, London, Winchester University and Cygnet Training Theatre.
We look forward to working with Lisa in September!
If you would like to take part in our FREE Musical Theatre Workshop - you can find out more about how to register HERE.
Would you like to get involved with Musical Theatre?
No previous experience is necessary - just plenty of enthusiasm!
Come along to our open day on Saturday 17 September 9-4pm at The Lights,
as we reveal our new image, and take part in a theatrical performance with us!
To take part in this FREE event, you must be aged over 16
The workshop will include: Vocal Warm-Up, Find Your Voice, Sing in Harmony, Characterisation and Choreography, culminating in a performance on stage with us at the end of the day
For more information on how to register to take part - CLICK HERE
Following her successful directorial debut of The Likes of Us, Carol Robinson has agreed to take the helm once again to direct The Sound of Music.
The classic family favourite, which will hit the stage in April 2012, is set to be a corker, with work already underway with set design and sourcing props and costumes, to make sure this is a spectacular production!
We will be auditioning for the show in late November, and there will be a childrens workshop and audition in December - keep checking the show pages for more information.