Absolutely delighted that I made the decision to go over to the UK for the Natural Voice Practitioners Network Annual Gathering last weekend. Having been a member of NVPN for the past six years or so, I had only ever met with a handful of other singing facilitators who are also members of this practice. An amazing turn out of around 140 voices…can you imagine! What a chorus!!We spent the weekend exchanging and sharing songs, thoughts and inspiration, recommendations, discussions and ideas…as well as great food, a cabaret evening where we performed for one another….and the singing in the swimming pool sounded amazing!!
There is a strong membership in the UK, both of leaders and choirs, with other countries also represented…minimally…like Ireland. In fact there are only four of us in the Republic and another four up in Northern Ireland. So, coming away feeling re rejuvenated, connected and supported by others who share, live and breath the same passion for inclusive singing as I do, I am going to renew my enthusiasm for the development of a regional group network of natural voice practitioners here in Ireland.
Here follows a little introduction….”The NVPN are a network of people who work with voice and song, and who believe that singing is everyone’s birthright, regardless of musical experience or ability”.
Whether you are already facilitating singing groups or are simply interested in finding out about singing activities and more, I recommend you visit the website and consider joining. I have personally found being a member very helpful with the resources and support offered. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions etc.