Singing and Imagination

Singing and Imagination

Book a late summer voice retreat at Jackdaws to work with Ameral Gunson and accompanist Marion Lea this September on Singing and Imagination.

Ameral explains the course title;
“Singing is an activity first and foremost of the imagination, of us being alive imaginatively to the music, the drama and the poetry. We will work to hear the sounds in our imagination before we sing, and anticipate how the resonance will feel to keep engaged when not actively singing.”

Participants are invited to bring three pieces in English from any period and one “prop” which you feel may help stimulate your imagination.

Ameral Gunson at Jackdaws

Ameral Gunson at Jackdaws


Ameral Gunson studied singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Walter Gruner before joining the BBC Singers; she continued her studies with Otakar Kraus. After leaving the BBC Singers she quickly established a successful and varied solo career which has included performances throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. She includes many operatic roles in her repertoire and has appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Alter Oper Frankfurt and the Turin and Helsinki opera houses. Her recordings for EMI and Chandos include Verdi’s Requiem, The Rape of Lucretia and the Grammy award winning discs of Peter Grimes

Course details:
Friday 20 – Sunday 22 September 2013
Singing and Imagination
Course No. 3057
Level: Advanced.
Fee £190
B&B available from £30 per night
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