Book your Natural Voice workshop with Frankie Armstrong
Photo: Frankie Armstrong.
This March, Sydney-siders have a rare chance to experience singer and presenter Frankie Armstrong and her unique talents at NIDA's Kensington campus. On 24 March, Frankie will present a workshop exploring the natural voice and an intimate celebration of the songs of the great German playwright and lyricist Bertolt Brecht.
The workshop is suitable for singers, actors and performers, choirs and those interested in developing their voice for presentation. It will include demonstrations, participation in techniques, improvisations and singing.
Frankie Armstrong has been singing professionally since 1964. In 1975, she began her pioneering voice workshops based on ethnic styles of singing, where singing is as natural as speaking.
Frankie Armstrong has sung and run workshops all over Europe, in North America and Australia, working with community groups, for theatre companies and festivals, and in a wide range of other settings – from hospitals to the National Theatre Studio, London. She has made 11 solo albums, written her autobiography As Far as the Eyes Can Sing, and edited a collection of essays (Well-Tuned Women) with Jenny Pearson. Her latest book, with Janet Rogers, is Acting and Singing with Archetypes.
Accompanied on guitar, ukulele and violin by Philip Griffin and Jude Iddison, with music by Brecht, Kurt Weill and Hans Eisler, the concert includes the tenderness of The Song of the Little Wind to the heartbreak of The Love Market and the harsh defiance of Pirate Jenny.
‘Frankie's singing never fails to grip her listeners with her unique inhabiting of her songs and delivery that verges on possession. A tour de force.’ – Sam Lee
Saturday 24 March, NIDA Theatres, 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033
The Natural Voice Workshop 4–6pm
Frankie Armstrong and Friends – Songs by Brecht and Other Delights, Concert 7.30pm