Vocal health, singing techniques, yoga and philosophical discussions about our Catalyst theme: – These were some of the features of our Annual Choir Retreat on Saturday September 8th, 2018, at the beautiful Stronghold Retreat Center.
It was an all day retreat from 9am to 4pm, directed by Dr. Eric Johnson, with guest Speech Pathologist, Lori Sonnenberg, giving a valuable lecture on vocal health, and offering individual voice therapy sessions during the lunch break.
We also had a spontaneous sing-a-long with a Children’s Choir, who also happened to be having their Retreat at the same place! The acoustics were amazing in the castle turret!
We had lots of positive feedback from our singers afterwards, who said it helped them feel more engaged with the music, more bonded with old and new choir members, and more inspired by the theme for our new fall season.
Each year, our Retreat serves as a springboard for the start of our new season, helping us to deliver our music with more energy and spirit to our audience.