Breath in Vocal Technique

Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral


17th January 2018, 18:15 to 19:45, Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3EH

Classical singing teacher Miranda Wright and her vocal students illustrate breathing technique, breath focus and control with music ranging from intimate songs to a more operatic style.

The third event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by classical singing teacher Miranda Wright with some of her regular vocal students to illustrate the place of trained breathing in vocal technique. Breathing technique and problems of breath focus and control will be illustrated through music ranging from intimate songs written for performance in domestic or chamber-music type settings, to music in a more operatic style, written to fill larger spaces like theatres and presenting somewhat different breathing problems.

Miranda Wright is a masterclass leader for Samling Academy and Head of Classical Singing at Newcastle University. She also teaches many undergraduates from Durham University, choristers at Durham Cathedral and other singers across the North East.

Part of Arts of Breath, a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art.

Organised by Life of Breath (, a Wellcome Trust funded research project exploring breathing and breathlessness.

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