Disney's Vocal Coach & Musical Director
Date: Sunday 14th May 2023
Time: 10am - 3pm (5 hour Workshop)
Location: The Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place, Chelsea, London SW10 0DR
Closest tube stations:
Fulham Broadway, South Kensington, Imperial Wharf
What to bring: Bottle of water & a pen or pencil. You will need to print & bring Lyric sheets or Sheet Music to the Workshop
Ticket: £60. Limited places!
Exclusive Full-Day Workshop with Lauren van Kempen
About the Workshop
We are extremely excited to announce that we are bringing the amazingly talented
Lauren Van Kempen over to London again
to run a unique full-day Workshop exclusively with West End Musical Choir,
set in The Chelsea Theatre, London.
Lauren Van Kempen is currently the Vocal Coach & Musical Director at Disneyland Paris, previously Walt Disney World USA.
We had an incredible time working under her direction at our recent performances in
Disneyland Paris (and are planning to again at Disney later this year!) & are thrilled to be working with her in our own exclusive full-day Workshop here in London!
For those who have yet to work with Lauren... you will absolutely fall in love with her!
She is a true Disney princess, is an incredible vocal and performance Coach and you will leave this Workshop in awe of her ; )
Date: Sunday 14th May 2023
Time: 10am - 3pm
Venue: The Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place,
Chelsea, London SW10 0DR
Exclusive to West End Musical Choir
Format of the Workshop:
Extensive Vocal & Performance Technique
Taking part in this Workshop gives you priority registration to perform at the
RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May!
This is world’s most prestigious Royal flower show that inspires millions and leads the way in innovative garden design, attended by the Royal family.
Held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. Held at Chelsea since 1912, it is the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the world attracting visitors from all continents.Covered on TV each day of it's duration (TV highlights in the evening) on the BBC. So hopefully, we may be spotted in their TV highlights!
By performing, you gain FREE entry to the event
(Tickets are usually £100!!).
Yes that's right!
Attendees of this Workshop also have priority registration for our Summer Term performance at the iconic RHS Chelsea Flower Show
(during the day on both Thursday 25th May Friday 26th May with a required Dress Rehearsal on Saturday 20th May).
This is a very high profile, professional performance & the Event organisers have very high expectations.
We're thrilled that our fab performances last year has resulted in WEMC being asked back to perform this 2023!
Check out our live stream of one of our performances at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show last year via the Insta icon below!
What role do songs play in a musical?
Songs have a dramatic function that are an integral part of the storytelling: They help to develop character and/or move the action of the plot forward. In musicals, it is a general rule that characters break into song when the emotional stakes have become so high that ordinary speech fails them. Through their songs, the characters can reveal their innermost thoughts, fears, hopes & dreams, grapple with difficult decisions & come to important realisations about themselves.
Musical theatre lyrics use many poetic devises, including rhythm, rhyme, repetition, figurative language, symbolism & metaphor.
CLIP FROM OUR FIRST WORKSHOP WITH LAUREN in 2019
During our first Workshop with Lauren, we worked on two contrasting styles of musical theatre singing - classical vs modern. Lauren's classical training & knowledge as an opera singer is extraordinary. It was amazing to see & hear what a huge difference she made in our singer's understanding and approach to this material. Lauren got us ready to perform our arrangement of 'Come To my Garden' from The Secret Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show later that year. We also had a blast working on a modern, twangy 'Broadway' sound for her arrangement of 'There's No Business Like Show Business!'.
About Lauren van Kempen
Lauren is currently the Disney Vocal Coach & Musical Director at Disneyland Paris, previously Walt Disney World USA.
Originally from Seattle, USA Lauren Van Kempen holds a Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance and Cello Performance. Based in France since 2010, Lauren is a multifaceted artist performing opera, musical theatre and chamber music.
Most recent credits include Wonderful Town (Violet) at Opera de Toulon, Kiss Me Kate (Lois) at the Théâtre du Châtelet and Théâtres de la Villes de Luxembourg, The Double-Threat Trio (Nina) at La Comédie Nation, and The King and I at Theatre du Chatelet. Since 2015 Lauren is the artistic director and creator of the concert series Broadway Melody (France Musique, L’Auguste Theatre), her one-woman show Lauren Van Kempen: The Cabaret ( Mollini Athens, MUSICA Le Mans, L’Auguste Theatre, Comedie Nation, CPO Lausanne) and Les Jingle Belles-Christmas Cheer: La Magie de Noel(Comédie Nation, Disneyland Paris).
Lauren was a regional finalist in the Voix Nouvelles competition, and a finalist in the Armel opera competition in 2017. In addition to her performing career Lauren teaches musical theatre masterclasses in the United States and Europe.