The AESTHETIC of Choral sound
The students in the program are young (ages 18 - 23... ok, young to me), talented and eager to grow and learn. These students have auditioned for the program (many have auditioned several times and just finally got it - never give up!) and have enrolled in an intensive study of choral music over a course of a year. The time at Magdalen College, Oxford is the kick off week long intensive course. Throughout the year they will meet on weekends occasional to continue to work with one another. Most of these students are in Uni (college/university) so they have to balance their busy lives at college with the Genesis 16 program. Keep in mind, that these students are not the best of the best singers from across the UK. These students are a step down. Why? The top young singers in the UK are getting superb musical training as singers and choristers, its the students like the ones involved the Genesis 16 program that need this unique experience because these students are the future of choral singing in the UK and in Europe. These are the students that will be educating the future musicians as well. They need the investment! The Genesis 16 program is completely free to those students accepted, the catch, you must be from the UK (sorry, Americans!).
An insider's tour of new college!
CLICK on the first picture for a slideshow that includes descriptions of a majority of the photos. Navigate using the arrows that appear on the left and right margins of each photograph. Enjoy! These pictures are not as good as the ones below since they are from my iPhone.