Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme:

The Choir ensemble will be open to all keen individuals regardless of experience. A passion for singing and willingness to improve are the most important prerequisites.
We will cover many aspects of choir/ensemble singing including:

  • Vocal warm ups and proper technique;
  • Voice types/choir layout/finding your own style;
  • Participating in a collaborative ensemble in an amateur/professional capacity;
  • Understanding the context/preface of the given music and how this affects its intended performance.

Genres touched will include: choral, musical theatre, classical, pop and many others. We will try to immerse the group in as many styles as possible and focus on that which matches the interests of the group.
If there is sufficient interest the option of a performance at the end of the programme may be organised. All instruments are welcome.

Starts Tuesday 26th Sept.

7:30 – 9:30pm         €100                    10 Weeks

About the tutor: Mr. Jonathan Bourke

Jonathan has studied piano and drama in RIAM and LSMD, studied organ under Colin Nicholls, and is currently concluding a Music degree in Trinity College Dublin. He has been involved in over a dozen musical theatre productions in Ireland and The UK including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Hairspray.

He is professional session musician with over 3 years experience touring Ireland with some of the industry’s biggest performers and has both curated and participated in several choirs including church, university, and regional groups.