International coaching by Emmanuel Roll

Malevox was coached this weekend by Zero 8’s Emmanuel Roll. Over 12 hours he helped us with our contest set and repertoire songs. An audience comprising members of local choruses watched us being coached ‘under glass’.

He took a song that we had already won with at IABS and re-shaped it by working on intonation and balance of particular chords, vowel matching, dynamics, always pushing us to make choices that help to put the lyrics foremost.

Emmanuel gave valuable feedback to all the sections and also to MD Duncan, with his laid-back, good-natured Scandinavian style.A lasting lesson for us is how much he can control a chorus’s sound with just a facial expression.

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