Thierry LALO (FR)

He is a pianist, choir leader, arranger and musical director of French vocal group Les Voice Messengers. His musical inspiration is deeply rooted in the ‘mainstream’ jazz of the 50’s. He has also composed five jazz-operas since 2002, which won him various prizes from the SACD, the French Jazz Academy, as well as the Académie Charles Cros. He leads all kinds of workshops for choirs or composers all over Europe.

Leading the following workshop in EUROPA CANTAT Pécs:

Thierry LALO (FR)Johan ROOZE (NL)
This is bound to be a very special swing & rhythm project based on original arrangements of pop/jazz standards together with some original compositions by the atelier conductors themselves. Focus on group rhythm and vocal blend in various styles, with a jazz trio accompaniment. Solos and improvisation possible.
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Status: Only few places left
Length: 7 days
final performance: Friday 31 July
Age: open
Category: mixed
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Start date of atelier: Saturday 01 August
09:30 - 12:30
Focus on Jazz Arranging for Choir
Thierry LALO (FR)

An approach on “How to write in a jazz style” for both composers & conductors:
Get very precise advice as well as general ideas from the perspective of a jazz arranger in order to improve your skills and feelings in the jazz field. Detailed examples of choir charts will be studied to help you understand how a choir can sound like a big band, and you’ll learn efficient rules about voicings, backings, jazz phrasing, the importance of accents and ghost notes in the swing feel, how to build (and release) tension, clever use of scat syllables, as well as the great importance of “horizontal” thinking... all the things that will make the singers love you!

Leader of CCP sessions:
Thierry LALO Short bio
Start date of atelier: Monday 27 July
12:00 - 13:00
Programme type: lecture