A fantabulous night to meet Rob Mance!
Fascinating Rhythm’s ladies started 2022 on a high, spending an evening with barbershop legend Rob Mance, who directs both the Sweet Adelines International affiliated ladies a cappella choir Vocal Standard and the Barbershop Harmony Society men’s chorus Central Standard.
Rob Mance is a professional singer, vocal coach, musical conductor, and an experienced Barbershop Harmony Society judge. He specialises in posture and vocal pedagogy.
Fascinating Rhythm hadn’t met or worked with Rob before, so the evening was spent getting to know each other, with the ladies singing through some well-loved songs and learning more about Rob’s coaching approach. By the end of the evening, the chorus was energised and ready for the work they will be doing with Rob during an intensive coaching weekend later this month.
Fascinating Rhythm’s Musical Director, Jo said,
“We feel so lucky to have managed to secure these sessions with Rob Mance – it has been two years in the making. Every group I know he has worked with has high praise for his approach and ensuing results. I know that we will gain a huge amount from our time together.”
Fascinating Rhythm had initially planned to spend a retreat weekend with Rob in April 2020, but the emergence of the covid-19 pandemic resulted in a change of plans and saw the coaching being postponed twice.
Following the introductory session on Thursday night, Fascinating Rhythm members are looking forward to a more in-depth coaching weekend with Rob on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 January at the Greenfield Centre in Winterbourne.
Rob Mance is visiting the UK for ten days. Whilst he is in the Bristol area, Rob will also be working with local choruses Avon Harmony, Bristol Fashion, the Great Western Chorus, the ladies a cappella group RhythmMix, and barbershop quartets Specs Appeal, Off the Record and Sonic.