North London Performance Academy July 2011 Showcase

mp3 audio only – full programme

In leafy North London, musician, professor of piano, violinist, performer, teacher and accompanist extraordinaire, Elizabeth Dockrell-Tyler,  and me, operatic soprano, performer, teacher, writer, and now broadcaster, Angelina Kalahari, searched together for somewhere for our students to perform regularly – the only way really to learn performance skills and to gain performance experience. But to our amazement, no such place existed. Thus the North London Performance Academy was born.

The Academy’s objective is to give students of all ages and
abilities a framework and structured schedule for performing material they have worked on. Usually, the point of learning any instrument /singing/acting/ dancing is to share it with others, and guaranteed, we all will think about pieces differently when we intend to perform them in public.

Academy showcases take place at Church House, 2 Wood Street, Barnet, Herts EN5 4BWon Saturdays. Rehearsals/warm-ups are from 2:00pm and performances start at 3:00pm. Tickets are £3 on the door.

Remaining showcase dates for 2011: 15 October, 19 November & 10 December.

If you would like to attend or participate in our monthly showcases, musicians please call Elizabeth Dockrell-Tyler on 07889 314 318, email:, or singers/actors/dancers please call Angelina on: 07957 561 396.

The Academy also offer master classes during the year, which are separate from the showcases. Students who have been performing with the Academy will be eligible for first places.

The next master classes for voice and piano are:

Tuesday/Wednesday 26/27 October concluding with an evening performance on Wednesday, 27 October at: All Saints Church and Arts Centre, 122 Oakleigh Road North, N20 9EZ.

The master classes offer students the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge of their instruments, and to receive practical assistance in becoming better, more professional musicians and performers. For more information and to book your place, please contact Angelina as soon as possible. Please note that we take only a few students per master class in order that everyone receive optimum benefits from the experience.

These master classes will be presented by Angelina Kalahari for performance skills and voice, and for piano, Elizabeth Dockrell-Tyler will present. Both artists have extensive experience through learning, performing, teaching and presenting master classes over many years.

You can also follow The Sound Bath on YouTube

The music for the intro and outtro of this programme has been composed and performed by Elizabeth Dockrell-Tyler.

We do not own the copyright to any of the music presented in this programme, only copyright on all photos, videos and scripts presented within this programme. No copyright infringement is intended.

This blog is offered to invite comments and discussion on the work presented by The Sound Bath.


About soundbath

I loved singing from a very young age and first performed in public when just seven years old. As a child, living as we did, on a farm in the middle of the Kalahari Desert - the place of my birth - we had no television and my mother played records by Mario Lanza, Guiseppe Di Stephano, Beniamino Gigli, Franco Corelli, Jussi Bjorling, Enrico Caruso and other well-known Italian opera tenors, day in and day out. I adored this music and their beautiful voices, and was convinced I would be a tenor when I grew up. But the small matter of being born a girl, shattered that dream! I trained as a soprano instead, and have been fortunate enough to sing all over the world, enjoying some wonderful moments along the way, including being invited to Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of my contribution to the music, economy and culture of the UK.
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