Over the years, Gloriae Dei Cantores has had the privilege of learning from guest teachers who come to work with us on specific topics, especially voice study. This past week we were delighted to have Kathryn Leemhuis who is an Assistant Professor of Voice at Temple University’s Boyer School of Music. She has sung Mozart’s Requiem and a role in Vaughan William’s 0pera, The Pilgrim’s Progress, with Gloriæ Dei Cantores in the recent past and now we have experienced her gifts as a voice teacher. Dr. Leemhuis worked with twenty members of the choir in both private lessons and masterclasses. We all benefited from hearing each other and hearing her make her points on freer singing, breath control and vocal health. All of us look forward to incorporating what we have learned this past week into our daily singing activities!
On another note, Gloriæ Dei Cantores will be singing Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Trinity Te Deum on Palm Sunday. A blessed Holy Week to all of you.