Balkan Choral Music

With Nabila Schwab

Choir Practice

The Angels of Monbrillant’s repertoire reflects the group’s encounters, desires, changing environments and other day-to-day disruptions. The choir also considers itself an integral part of the Grottes neighbourhood, where they perform in various events and festivities. It’s open to all those wanting to explore their voices and mix with a group, regardless of experience – though the choir does have minimum requirements for singing with others.

The pleasure of singing…and working!

- posture adjustments

- warm-ups and vocal exploration

- learning polyphonic songs

- awareness of sound and rhythmic pulsations

- attention to musical ear and commitment

Nabila will give 2 workshops in  2016 : from 13th to 15th May and from 19th to 21st August - Flyer

Vidéo of their Christmas Concert 2013


NEW CHOIR : "LES MARAîCHERS" : Mondays from 7 to 8.45 pm

Songs from Balkans and elsewhere (starting 1st September)

Registration open ! Flyer

Originally from Geneva, Nabila started out in the world of show business at the age of ten (theatre, dance, music, masks). She first discovered Romanian music through learning the flute with Marco Jaccoud, a Geneva musician. She continued her research into Balkan music thanks to a meeting with the American trumpet player, Dave Douglas, with whom she formed a duo.

Coming back from the States in 1993, Nabila founded a choir, called the Angels of Monbrillant. She continues to develop music teaching based on Balkan music and vocal experimentation.

Furthermore, she regularly runs singing workshops in various schools and institutions and is currently collaborating with the Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie by introducing modules of Balkan songs into primary schools

Chorale des Maraîchers : Théâtre des Montreurs d'Image - 9, rue Michel-Simon  - 1205 Genève
Chorale des Anges de Montbrillant : Maison des Habitants de l'Ilôt 13 - 14, rue de Montbrillant - 1201 Genève

Maraîchers : Lundis de 19h à 20h45  (chorale mixte)
Montbrillant : Mardis soirs de 19h30 à 21h15 (expérimenté)

Nabila will give 2 workshops in  2016 : from 13th to 15th May and from 19th to 21st August - Flyer

Maraîchers : CHF 60.- par mois, payable par trimestre
Montbrillant : CHF 50.- par mois, payable par trimestre

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