Voicing Classes – Fall 2011

Please note that starting January 2012 all Voicing Classes information can be found here.

Voicing classes are designed to help you enhance the range, depth, power and resonance of your voice. Using games, exercises, text, movement, improvisation, and song, these classes are recommended for everyone interested in singing, acting, public speaking, or just being comfortable with your voice and how you use it. Lia’s voice teaching is based on her performance and composition work as well as her experiences studying Roy Hart Voice Work, a technique which connects the body, the voice, and the psyche in a healthy and holistic manner. These classes are geared towards adults at all levels of voice experience, from beginners to professional singers, actors, and speakers.

INTRODUCTORY CLASS
Wednesdays, 7:45-8:45 pm

INTERMEDIATE CLASS (for those who have previously studied with Lia)
Wednesdays, 8:45-9:45pm

10-week session:
Sept 21 – Nov 30, 2011
(no classes Oct 12)

Free Flow Dance Centre (224 – 25th Street West – at Avenue C – in Saskatoon)
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Mysterium Spring Concert

Mysterium Choir presents:
An ambient spring experience

featuring music by Lia Pas, Angie Tysseland, Meredith Monk, Hildegard Von Bingen, and others.
With special guests: Free Flow Dance Theatre
Wednesday, April 6, 2011. 8pm
Grace-Westminster Church. 505-10th Street East. Saskatoon.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students/seniors. Available at McNally Robinson or at the door.

Mysterium is a choir of fourteen singers whose mandate is to present meditative and innovative vocal works in an immersive environment.

This spring concert will feature works by local composer/performers Lia Pas and Angie Tysseland, including “a small piece of sky” written by Lia Pas for the choreography of Jackie Latendresse, artistic director of Free Flow Dance Theatre. The concert also includes two experimental pieces by American vocal maverick Meredith Monk, “O Ecclesia” by 15th Century abbess Hildegard of Bingen, as well as ambient group vocal improvisations and solos by Lia Pas and Dave Hiebert.

Please join us for this ambient experience. Be surrounded by sound. Begin to truly listen.

director: Lia Pas
assistant director: Kim de Laforest

founded in 2009 by Angie Tysseland

for more information email mysterium.choir@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

PROGRAM:

Karmic release chant – Traditional
all soul’s night – Loreena McKennit – Solo by Kim de Laforest
O Ecclesia – Hildegard of Bingen
Astronaut Anthem – Meredith Monk
Angel on the Roof – Angie Tysseland
Di Provenza il mar, il suol from La Traviata – Giuseppe Verdi – Solo by Dave Hiebert
sound cycles – Pauline Oliveros
a small piece of sky – music by Lia Pas, choreography by Jackie Latendresse

Intermission

Witches in the Backyard – Angie Tysseland – Duet by Lia Pas & Kim de Laforest
Panda Chant – Meredith Monk
Ostinato – Spontaneous composition by Lia Pas
Postojna – Herman Rechberger
The Crucifixion – Samuel Barber – Solo by Lia Pas
Karmic release chant – Traditional

Mysterium Winter Solstice Concert

Mysterium Choir presents:
An ambient solstice experience 

featuring music by Lia Pas, Angie Tysseland, Meredith Monk, Bobby McFerrin, and others.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010. 8pm
Grace-Westminster Church. 505-10th Street East. Saskatoon.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students/seniors. Available at McNally Robinson or at the door.

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a shift for fall

I realized this spring that in my excitement of my return to health I had taken on too much. I was overworked and burnt out. I had no time for friends, no time for our house, no time for my own creative work. I mapped out what I had been doing and knew that something needed to be dropped: Yoga teaching.

I’ve been teaching yoga for most of the past 13 years, initially starting my teacher training because it was something I felt passionate about doing, and there was something about oboe teaching that was dragging me down. I’ve loved the yoga teaching, but it is physically and sometimes emotionally intense work. I knew I had reached yoga teacher burnout when my own practice became more about class planning than svadyaya (self-study).
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weeks 5 & 6: colony, colony, colony

Last week was gloriously full. I got a lot of work done, but also had a lot of fun. susurrations sat for a few days, the Regina 60×60 event was fun and I met some great people, and the MidWinter SWG Salon was a great success and created more fans of Klingon Opera. Spent a lot of time with the fabulous Tracy Hamon. I didn’t get enough sleep, but I’m catching up.

It feels like things are flowing as they should at the moment and opportunities for collaborations and projects are coming up. These goal-setting posts are helping me to keep focussed on my work and what is important at the moment as opposed to becoming overwhelmed by what is in my calendar.
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Regina 60×60 concert – Jan 29, 2009

60x60 Regina

60x60 Regina

Thursday, January 29, 2009
8pm
the 60×60 project—Canadian Concert mix—is being presented at Bushwakker’s Brew Pub (2206 Dewdney Avenue) in Regina.
My piece interchange is part of the mix

To make the prairie performance of the mix a bit different from the other performances, the pieces will be diffused throughout the space.
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