Twenty aspiring singers from Greater Manchester are being offered an exciting opportunity – to be part of the recording of the forthcoming new album by Congolese-born singer-songwriter, Emmanuela Yogolelo. The opportunity is part of a two-year Arts-Council funded project which enabled Emmanuela to spend a month in her homeland researching Central African musical traditions. Since returning to Manchester, she has been collaborating with local composer Jaydev Mistry, to produce a series of new songs.

Initially Emmanuela, who is also an experienced vocal tutor, is inviting those interested to join two free preparatory vocal workshops and rehearsals. These will run from 5 to 7pm on Fridays 6 and 13 May at Sacred Trinity Church on Salford’s Chapel Street.

In the workshops participants will be introduced to the new songs and learn new singing techniques, including the art of harmonising with others. Afterwards, attendees will be invited to record parts on two or three songs on the album. There will also be the opportunity to perform live with Emmanuela further down the line.

Participation is free and transport and refreshments will be provided.

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis. To reserve yours, or for further information, call 07868 591 070 or email Emmanuela at

Fri 6 May - Fri 13 May, 5pm, Sacred Trinity Church,
Chapel Street, Salford M3 7WQ
, Free
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Published on:
Fri 22 Apr 2022