Annual Singing Retreat

Annual Singing Retreat

6th Foundational Singing Training

6th Foundational Singing Training

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Valborg Werbeck-Svaerdstroem


The Swedish singer, Valborg Werbeck-Svaerdstroem (1879 - 1972) laid the basis for a true understanding of the human voice, as well as the training and therapeutic application of it, fitting for our time. Between 1912 and 1924 in collaboration with Rudolf Steiner, she developed a new singing schooling "die Schule der Stimmenthüllung" (Uncovering the Voice) drawing on the insights of spiritual science. Through experiential exercises and careful reasoning, Uncovering the Voice provides a new, spiritually enlivened interpretation of the processes involved in singing. It develops knowledge of the essential nature of song, and summons us to work for the purity and preservation of true singing.

Since V.Werbeck-Svärdström´s death, her work was continued in the artistic, pedagogical and therapeutic spheres under the leadership of Jürgen Schriefer. Jurgen Schriefer is now retired and Christiaan Boele is one of a few teachers who brings the impulse of The School of Uncovering the Voice to North America and many other countries.