Saturday 29th September saw 62 of our members going abroad to our second home at Helsby Methodist Church for a very special workshop! Our fantastic leader for the day was the very talented Matt Baker, of Handbags of Harmonies and Proud Marys fame. Our theme for the day was intent, and how to bring more meaning and purpose to our songs. To really make us understand how intent can change the way we sound, Matt took us back in time to the sinking of the Titanic.
Using a simple song, we took on different roles from the ship (captain, officers, first class passengers, steerage passengers) and discovered how the song sounded completely different when we altered the intention and the role behind it. Our members threw themselves into it with a “Titanic” effort (see what I did there!) and when we had to be steerage passengers desperately trying to escape, it even got a little bit emotional.
After a well-earned break and some very tasty bacon butties, we went on to apply what we had learnt to some of the songs from our own repertoire. It was incredible how some of our old favourites were transformed just by putting a different intention to them.
It was an absolutely incredible morning, we learnt a huge amount and I think it’s safe to say we all had a lot of fun. We’re so grateful to Matt for running this wonderful workshop for us and very much hope to see him again in the future.
If this sounds like something you’d enjoy being part of, have a look at our website www.frodshamsings.org for more information, or drop in for a free taster session. We meet on Saturdays from 9.30 till 11am at Frodsham Community Centre. We look forward to meeting you!