"Dear Blair, Eric, Frank, Lynn Valley Singers and LVUC Community at Large,
Whew, what an incredible week it’s been! It was truly a joy to be immersed in such a caring, kind community this past week. I truly love Vancouver and found a beautiful connection with your community at LVUC…oh, and Frank was a wonderful host & duo partner to boot! I have to say that your community programming is above and beyond what I have seen at any church. You all put so much thoughtfulness and care into each aspect of your work and it really shows; from the FNL Series to the themed sermon series to the carefully programmed musical offerings and community events….oh and what an incredible facility! I was / am beyond impressed.
In addition to thoroughly enjoying myself onstage at the FNL concert, I was absolutely delighted to work with some of your community choral singers as well as some folks from the local community. Holistic singing (breath / body / energetic awareness) and vocal rehabilitation is pretty much my life and I especially enjoy teaching this material in a group workshop setting.
Within the first 5-10 minutes of the workshop last Thursday, it became abundantly clear that there was a genuine interest from all of the participants in making some SERIOUS changes to their singing, which was exciting to hear. It was also obvious that a one-hour workshop was not going to be enough time for me to really be able to dig into some of the vocal concerns raised by the participants. I talked as fast as I could and crammed as much info as I could into the time that we had, but we received some general feedback from the participants that it was simply too short.
Frank and I had a chat about it, and we agreed that perhaps it would be of interest to have a more in-depth vocal workshop experience in the future. We've come up with a proposal for a 2-day workshop for June 2020.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon