2 day gospel workshop with British lector Daniel Thomas and with final show
I invite you to a gospel workshop lead by a British lector Daniel Thomas! As a participant on this workshop you will sing with the band at final show!
I am very glad that Daniel accepted my invitation again so that you can experience her amazing energy and learn gospel directly from a gospel singer, vocal coach, choir director and musician. Daniel grew up with the gospel music, it comes naturally to him and he can also inspire everyone around he. Daniel has sung with stars like Mariah Carey, Elton John, Sting, etc. and he has conducted choirs in EU and USA. This will be Daniel’s second visit here in Slovakia and you can be a part of it!
Gospel workshop with Daniel Thomas is for you if:
- you would like to absorb gospel music with a person who has lived his whole life with gospel
- you would like to improve your singing
- you need to gain greater certainty and confidence in singing
- you would like to learn to sing harmonies
- you want to enjoy group or choir singing
- you would like to relax and heal your body and soul with singing and using vibrations of your voice
How will the workshop go:
- Daniel is going to show you multiple vocal exercises that will help you sing and harmonize easier
- Daniel is going to teach you gospel songs, accompanied by a pianist (songs will be in English, we will give you the lyrics at site, knowing the sheet music is not necessary – we will learn the melodies by ear)
- The workshop will be live translated to Slovak
- The workshop will come to an end with an open final show accompanied by the band, where you can show your friends and family what you have learned during this weekend
About the lector of the workshop – Daniel Thomas (UK)
Daniel’s multi faceted, multi dimensional talent was nurtured in a strict Pentecostal environment, where he began singing and playing the piano since the age of 5 years. As a young teenager, he was a well sought after keyboardist (noted for his distinct style of playing the Hammond Organ) and a rising star as a choral director, playing and directing for many choirs both local and district within the London and surrounding areas. In 1988, he called upon a fellow singing friends of his and formed his first community choir – The Daniel Thomas Fellowship Choir and for a period of three years created a buzz with his unique style and energy.
A greater platform was created for his talent(s) when he was taken under the wings of The London Community Gospel Choir under its founder, Rev. Bazil Meade, and very swiftly rose through the ranks of as Choir director for 5 years and subsequently, an associate choir director, often leading the choir in many events both in concerts, studio and corporate shows.
This grounding has afforded him a prominent place both with in House music and the Gospel music scene in the UK. As an artist in his own right, he has won audience the world over with his amazing vocals and big flamboyant personality – to crowds as much as 100,000 when he performed at Party In The Park under the name of Blockster (Number 3 single in the UK charts), appearing on the same bill as Westlife, Phats and Small, Brandon Block and Armond Van Helden. He has toured extensively throughout Europe and as far as Japan, South Africa, India and USA. His vocal and choral arrangement skills has been in demand for some years now, frequently facilitating gospel choir workshops in the UK, Europe and USA – and is no stranger to the Christian Dior fashion shows in Paris (with Jeremy Healy) and even the Victoria Secrets fashion Show – where he conducted the Grammy award winning ‘Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir (2002)
As an accomplished keyboardist (piano and hammond organ), songwriter and vocal coach, he makes time coaching other big named artists as well as up and coming talent. He regularly holds vocal workshops and performance master classes, focussing on choral work, vocal technique and solo performances, instilling confidence in other artists, and as such, is always in demand.
In 2010, he was the first British choral director to be invited as guest director for the Stockholm International Gospel Choir festival – teaching his own original material and conducting a 900 voice choir. In 2011, he was the sole vocal coach and one of the backing vocalists for Blue, who represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in Germany (coming in at 11)
Over the years he has been committing his unique style into a series of vocal warm ups and exercises (of which he is currently recording – soon to be commercially released) In 2015, ‘a personal epiphany’ forced his hand into resurrecting all of his original gospel material, and has been actively recording his long awaited (and highly anticipated) offerings with the purpose of 1) recording a traditional gospel album 2) provide songs for other choirs.
Flamboyant, inspirational, motivational, maestro….are just some of the titles given to him over the years. His most noted quotes “….that note is not random, it’s specific!” and “….saving the world – one voice at a time!”
Time and place:
- 18.8.2018 (Saturday), Zichyho palác, Ventúrska 9, Bratislava
- 12:30 – 13:00 registration
- 13:00 – 19:00 workshop
- 19.8.2018 (Sunday), Zichyho palác, Ventúrska 9, Bratislava
- 10:00 – 15:00 (including 1h lunch break)
- 18:30 sound check at The Main Square in Bratislava
- 19:00 The Final Show with the band at The Main Square in Bratislava
Price: 89 € (early bird tickets until 31.7.2018)
(Ticket price from 1.8.2018 will be 99 €)
Water and light snacks will be provided at the workshop.