Four Winds Presents – A capella workshops with Tony Backhouse

Composer, vocal arranger and singer Tony Backhouse BA BMus, is a recognised leader in the Australian a capella movement. For 21 years he directed the Sydney choir The Café of the Gate of Salvation and his voice features on their CD’s, one of which took out the 1992 American Contemporary A Capella Award.  Tony sings and directs The Heavenly Light Quartet, has appeared at four WOMADelaide festivals, and run over 2,000 vocal workshops throughout Australia, New Zealand, the UK, France, Italy and Canada.

It is therefore with great excitement that Four Winds announces three workshops, May 22, 23 and 24, led by Tony Backhouse. Tony works with the passionate and exciting African-American repertoire, focusing on spirituals, gospel songs and choral styles embracing South African church songs, R&B and pop.  The emphasis during the workshops is on harmony, collective improvisation and freedom of vocal expression.  No music reading skills are required! Click here for more info