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Gospel Singing Workshop with Daniel Thomas
26 January 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brighten up a dreary January with some soulful and joyful singing! We are delighted to welcome Daniel Thomas to Frome to lead a full day gospel singing workshop for all abilities. With Daniel keeping you engaged on the singing front, you will also experience some generous Cooper Hall hospitality with delicious teas, coffee, biscuits, home made cakes and a slap up, home cooked lunch.
Daniel Thomas is an internationally recognized multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, multi-talented bohemian, with choral directing experience that spans over 30 years. His extensive list of attributes – singer, songwriter, vocal coach, vocal arranger, choir director, backing vocalist and keyboardist, in the genres of dance, gospel, soul, pop, funk, jazz, rock and classical.
In the past, he has served as the choir director of The London Community Gospel choir – with which he toured extensively, along with many other choirs both in the UK and abroad, including the Grammy Award winning Love Fellowship Choir (New York) and the International Mass Choir (900 voices) in Stockholm, 2010. Currently there are five choirs under his jurisdiction, including Brighton Goes Gospel (Workshop and Performance Choirs) and The House Gospel Choir. He also serves as a consultant choir director to many church and community choirs, running ‘boot-camp’ style workshops and master classes with their members as well as organizing and directing choirs for TV shows and music festivals.
As a vocal coach, he has worked with Girls Aloud, Blue, Boy George, X Factor and The Voice contestants. As a backing vocalist, he has worked with the likes of Elton John, Luther Vandross, James Brown, Cher, Boy George, Blue, Simon Webbe, Emeli Sande, Beverley Knight, Peter Andre, Westlife, Lionel Richie, Sting, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, The Kooks, The 1975 – to name a few!
Music has always played a big part in his life from the very early age of five, where he started playing the piano at home. It was soon recognized that he had a natural talent for music and so was encouraged to play in church services. During his teenage years, he spread his wings to playing, singing and directing other local choirs and groups and was soon in high demand.
In the words of the late, great James Brown “Maaan, you can sing, play, work the choir – you can do everythang!”
Explore Your Voice at Cooper Hall, Frome
Each year The Cooper Hall Foundation offers an eclectic range of one-day workshops for singers of all abilities. Based in the grounds of Selwood Manor, Cooper Hall is a bright, intimate performance space with a wonderful acoustic and beautiful piano.
All our tutors offer a broad depth of experience running choirs and workshops throughout the country and each brings a unique mix and blend of songs and techniques to enable you to sing new songs as quickly as possible. Other than our “Going Solo” workshop, all songs are taught by ear, so there is no need to read music; making the workshop environment relaxed and accessible.
Treat yourself or someone you know who loves singing to come along and explore the voice through a range of genres. Discounts are available for booking more than one class, so it’s a perfect way to banish the winter blues by having a monthly dose of spirit lifting and joyous singing in calm and surroundings.
All workshops days are fully inclusive of all refreshments throughout the day – teas, real coffee and delicious home baked cakes and a hot, home cooked lunch. Think of these as “singing pamper days” where all you have to do is come along and enjoy singing in our creative haven.