British Columbia Kodály Society of Canada

Past Events

Spring 2017 Workshops

Saturday, April 22 - Victoria Spring Workshop- Cancelled

Choral Focus

Victoria, BC

Featuring Teodora Georgieva-Gitberg, Victoria Children's Choir Recital Choir Director


Saturday, April 29 - Vancouver Spring Workshop

Choral Focus

White Rock, BC

Featuring Darcy Moirrissey, Artistic Director of the Bellevue Girls Choir

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Darcy Morrissey holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Washington University and a M.A. in Music Education specializing in Choral Conducting from the University of St. Thomas. For ten years, Darcy taught all ages and nearly every type of music course within the Lake Washington School District.  She is the Founding Managing Artistic Director of Bellevue Youth Choirs made up of over 160 girls in Bellevue Girlchoir (est. 2012) and is proud to serve the 30 boys in Bellevue Boychoir, which is in it’s second season.  Darcy is highly sought after as a choral clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor throughout the region and serves as the Chair for Elementary and Youth Community Choirs for Washington State ACDA.  Darcy is the Choir and Conducting Instructor for the Seattle Kodály Levels Program housed at Seattle Pacific University and presents for various workshops and professional development opportunities for educations. As a professional choral singer, Darcy has been privileged to record for commercials, movie previews, movie, and video game soundtracks, including the latest installment of World of Warcraft.  She also sings with Choral Arts under the direction of Robert Bode, along with earning various awards, this group was honored to sing for President Obama and the First Lady at the White House during the 2015 holiday season. Darcy is a proud mother of two boys, Jack (7) and Aaron (5) and wife to Stephen.

Shape of the Day

9:00-9:45 am Choral Warm-Ups

9:45-10:30 am Musicianship Building in the Choral Setting: 

Exploring selections from the Bellevue Girls' Choir collection we will  use this music to show how we can pull musicianship activities from the repertoire to build chorister’s musical skills. 

10:30-10:45 am: Break

10:45-12:00 pm Musicianship Building in the Choral Setting: continued

—Break for Lunch— 

1:00-2:00 pm Great Poetry & Great Music:

Demonstrate activities to highlight and gain depth of understanding and musical expression from choral music.

2:00-2:45 pm Demo Choir: 

Members of the BC Kodály Concert Choir will be in attendance to sing and Darcy will provide feedback

2:45-3:00 pm Questions from the attendees

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