Singing: close harmony

Start Sat 15 June '24
10:00 - 17:00

2 sessions


Standard price: € 98
All prices

Location OPEK
Vaartkom 4
3000 Leuven

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Language & teacher(s) Dutch/English

Close harmony is a polyphonic singing style in which the different voices and tones are close together. In close harmony voices run along and through each other and make strange leaps. This creates - within the chords - a lot of friction: precisely this gives this music a unique palette of sounds.

In this course we will pay attention to musical skills such as sensing tempo and rhythm, playing with dynamics and feeling stable within an arrangement of voices. We will delve deeper into timbre and blending and look for the right blend, harmony and timing. We will learn sounding multi-part arrangements and venture into unadulterated close harmony.

For our repertoire, we’ll play with material from The Andrew Sisters, Billy Joel, Sweet Honey In The Rock and The Beatles, among others. Led by Indie Pop star-to-be Anu Junnonen (Junn), you will learn to blend the different voices into a beautiful whole.


Bring a bottle of water. During the break you can eat something in the café in OPEK, or get something from the Lidl around the corner.

Level of experience

Level 2: Some singing experience in a group, at WISPER or elsewhere, is recommended.


  • Sat 15 June '24
    10:00 - 17:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Sun 16 June '24
    10:00 - 17:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival


  • OPEK Vaartkom 4
    3000 Leuven Show on map

    Check www.opek.be for more information about how to get here. At the first session, you will be welcomed by someone from WISPER who will tell you exactly where in/around the building your course takes place.

    Good to know if you take a full-day course here: for the lunch break, you can bring your own lunch, eat in at Café Entrepot or buy something at the Lidl supermarket around the corner.



Anu Junnonen

Anu started singing before speaking according to her mom. In her teens she sang in choirs, played…
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