Work on repertoire
Location: Verwaltungsscheune | Bürgersaal
An absolute highlight of the festival is going to be the chance to perform together on stage with our headline act, The Swingles ! Two arrangements drawn from their current repertoire will be chosen and the participants will be sent the arrangements before the festival to prepare these themselves.
We have two short sessions to put these pieces together before the big show on Saturday evening !
Teacher: Tobias Hug
Explorer of the human voice and passionate teacher, vocal entrepreneur and Tobias has been singing, teaching, travelling for 20 years and is deeply involved with the international choral, beatbox and a cappella scene.
He performs with his group ‘Beatvox’ and the World Beatbox Team Champions ‘The Beatbox Collective’. With the choir ‘London Voices’ he has contributed to countless movie soundtracks (e.g. The Hobbit, Interstellar).
Born and raised in Freiburg, Germany, he moved to London and between 2001-2012 sang with Grammy-Award winning a cappella group The Swingle Singers. As their bass (and for a few years as Artistic Director) he performed in more than 700 concerts and took part in collaborations with Bobby McFerrin, Monty Python and Zubin Mehta.
Tobias has been co-founder and Artistic Director of several a cappella festivals (e.g Vocalmente, London A Cappella Festival) and in 2017, directed the Worlds Largest Beatbox Choir (6500 children in Hong Kong) entering the Guinness Book of Records.
He holds a Master in Rhythmic Choir Conducting and Vocal Leadership from the Royal Academy of Aalborg.