Hi, Ria here... I've just finished a run of Jesus Christ Superstar in Gloucester Cathedral, working with the breathtakingly talented Jon Moses, Dan Haslam and Voices Unlimited, not to mention the wonderful Queen's Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. To say that the experience was life-changing is not over-stating it. How often does anyone get to work … Continue reading Drum Out the Camatics and other Superstar Stories
Hi all, Ria here! I'm currently co-directing a large-scale production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which runs from March 25th - 29th, in the glorious location of Gloucester Cathedral. Part of the gig also involves working on the humungous vocal requirements of the show, with leading men Jon Moses (Jesus) and Daniel Haslam (Judas). Jon was one … Continue reading Jesus, Moses and The Balsamo Notes
I was lucky enough, along with Registrar Cordelia "Givvi" Flynn, to be at The Grand Theatre in Swansea on Saturday 17th November, to witness the first-ever solo concert by the man we're lucky enough to have as our Patron, and one of the UK's finest voices: John Owen Jones. The seasoned actor & singer is … Continue reading “The Master” in concert: John Owen Jones launches solo career in style
All of us at VIDLA try our utmost to stay right at the top of our game (I won't have on the team anyone who doesn't have that mindset!), and that means constant professional development, both in terms of teaching and singing technique and our own performance or music careers, should we have that to … Continue reading Have You Checked Your Fine Self Recently?
I'm delighted to report that our new initiative, VIDLA Publishing, will be launching this Summer, and that our very first publication will be a collaborative book featuring contributions from some amazing vocal coaches, professional performers and industry experts, including Robert Lunte, Dena Murray, Judy Rodman, Alex Weatherhill, Givvi Flynn, Ash Rutter and Hilary Canto, among … Continue reading VIDLA Publishing – Launching Summer 2012!