VIDLA partners with L’Amore Entertainment & Events Agency

We're very happy to be working with our friends and colleagues at L'Amore Entertainment, as this means that our fabulous professional students and qualified teachers (and their students!) plus clients from the performing arts community can submit their work as artistes for possible representation via the agency, and get ahead on exciting performance opportunities. VIDLA will … Continue reading VIDLA partners with L’Amore Entertainment & Events Agency

The One Day Sing-Thing! Pop-up Choir charity event

We're having a bit of a do for charity on the weekends of Oct 10th - 12th and Oct 17th - 19th. The challenge is for event leaders (here's some of the motley crew, pictured left!) in a variety of locations to create a 'pop-up choir' in just one day. They choose the venue, pick … Continue reading The One Day Sing-Thing! Pop-up Choir charity event

Drum Out the Camatics and other Superstar Stories

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

The Boss rocks it in Jesus Christ Superstar

The Boss, Ria Keen, has just finished a short, sold out run playing Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar in Gloucester Cathedral. She'll be back in her familiar spot at VIDLA HQ next week, but we couldn't let the event go by without saying "Go Yoda!". We went to watch on the same day as "Superman" … Continue reading The Boss rocks it in Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus, Moses and The Balsamo Notes

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

Creativity, Crucifixion and Contemporary Choirs

At VIDLA, we don't believe in ivory tower singing teachers. We firmly believe that to be a really great teacher, you should be a) an excellent singer b) an excellent teacher and c) an excellent performer. Lead from the front, we say! None of this "Do as I say, not as I do" nonsense. With that … Continue reading Creativity, Crucifixion and Contemporary Choirs