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Workshop for East End’s budding singers comes to Bow

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:18 06 October 2016

Hannah Brine.

Hannah Brine.

Peter Anderson

Aspiring young singers will have a chance to showcase their talents this month as professional conductors will be delivering free workshops.

Hackney and Bow based conductors Hannah Brine and Patrick Barrett will be delivering the East London Youth Choir workshops for 14 to 19-year-olds later this month.

Hannah, from Bow, stressed that you don’t have to be a talented, or even confident, singer to take part as the workshops are open to teenagers of all abilities.

“We are looking for young people who are passionate or curious about singing,” said Hannah. “Maybe you can already sing or maybe you have always wanted to try.

“You are welcome whether you are shy but willing or you think you’re the next Beyonce or Frank Ocean.”

“We will be learning a mixture of contemporary songs in two and three part harmony! I truly believe everyone can sing, and everyone can make a beautiful sound.

“Singing with others is fun and a great way to be creative, meet other people with shared goals and learn. I am very excited to meet young singers in the area and make some great music together.”

The workshops will be delivered at Tredegar Community Centre, in Morville Street, Bow, on Saturday, October 15.

Teenagers that attend the sessions will be taught high quality singing and vocal techniques followed by a short informal performance for family and friends.

Patrick said: “I am very excited to work with Hannah and the talented young people of Hackney and Tower Hamlets to create exciting music in a fun, friendly and creative environment.

“I am keen to broaden our horizons both educationally and musically.”

The East London Youth Choir workshops form a part of Tower Hamlet’s Black History Month celebrations and are being supported by the council and Ingeenium, a creative charity in London.

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