Voices Series The Sixteen Choral Workshop (UK)
6 Mar 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Get up-close with Charlotte Mobbs (soprano) and Kim Porter (alto) of The Sixteen in this vocal workshop where they share advice on breathing techniques, voice production and invigorating warm-ups. Mobbs and Porter will lead participants through explorations of Arvo Pärt’s The Deer’s Cry and William Byrd’s Laudibus in sanctis.
About Charlotte Mobb
Charlotte Mobb enjoys a career as a soloist and ensemble singer performing with many of the UK’s best conductors all over the world. Solo performances include Bach’s St Matthew Passion at Cadogan Hall, Magnificat and various cantatas at the Royal Festival Hall under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Handel’s Messiah at The Bridgewater Hall and the Royal Festival Hall under David Hil,l and James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Charlotte has been the soloist for Harry Christophers in Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Bach’s Mass in B minor and Magnificat, Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater, and features on many of the group’s recordings.
Charlotte is very passionate about helping young singers and is vocal coach for The Sixteen’s own training scheme, Genesis Sixteen. She also teaches singing in courses for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and is an adjudicator for the Leith Hill Music Festival.
About Kim Porter
Kim Porter studied music at Manchester University before attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a postgraduate singer and composer. Her first professional work was a full-time position as an alto in the BBC Singers. She is now a member of The Sixteen and leads workshops for them with choristers all around the UK. She also coaches young singers on The Sixteen’s Genesis Sixteen courses.
Kim also sings with the Gabrieli Consort and Ora, an ensemble performing new commissions inspired by much older music and for whom she composed Pulchra Es, due to be released next year.
Esplanade Recital Studio
1 Esplanade Drive