Choral-Speaking

Purpose of the Qualification

LAMDA Choral-Speaking examinations are designed to develop the skills necessary for effective oral communication of the written word in a group.

Learners who prepare themselves appropriately will develop:
1 Interpretive skills
2 Technical skills
3 Interactive skills.

Broad Objectives of the Qualification

1 Interpretive skills

The learners will be required to:
  • create a choral performance, engaging imaginatively with the thought, emotion, style and form of the text.

2 Technical skills

The learners will be required to:

  • develop skills in choral speaking.

3 Interactive skills

The learners will be required to:

  • share responsibility for the performance in order to communicate as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Entry Grade examination in Choral-Speaking is designed to introduce learners to basic skills in choral-speaking. Learners will perform two pieces of verse from memory, audibly and clearly. They will interact with each other and show that they understand the meaning of what they are speaking.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform two verse selections from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use appropriate technical skills.

Interaction

LO3: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 1 examination in Choral-Speaking is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in choral-speaking. Learners will perform two pieces of verse from memory, audibly and clearly. The performance will be based on creative engagement with the material and careful preparation. Through vocal contrast learners will be able to create and convey mood. They will interact with each other and use facial expression, gesture and movement to complement their vocal performance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform the chosen selections from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use appropriate technical skills.

Interaction

LO3: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 2 examination in Choral-Speaking is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in choral-speaking. Learners will perform one piece of verse and one piece of prose from memory, audibly and clearly. The performance will be based on creative engagement with the material and careful preparation. Through vocal contrast learners will be able to create and convey mood. They will interact with each other and use facial expression, gesture and movement to complement their vocal performance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform the chosen selections from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use appropriate technical skills.

Interaction

LO3: interact as a group.

Grade Description

The LAMDA Grade 3 examination in Choral-Speaking is designed to enable learners to develop basic skills in choral-speaking. Learners will perform two pieces of verse and one piece of prose from memory, audibly and clearly. The performance will be based on creative engagement with the material and careful preparation. Through vocal contrast learners will be able to create and convey mood. They will interact with each other and use facial expression, gesture and movement to complement their vocal performance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this grade the learners will be able to:

Interpretation

LO1: perform the chosen selections from memory as a group.

Technique

LO2: use appropriate technical skills.

Interaction

LO3: interact as a group.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a limit to the number of learners in a group?
For Choral-Speaking examinations, the group must consist of at least three learners but there is no upper limit. 

“[My LAMDA exam] made me more confident about performing to people since I’ve been paralysed and it’s given me something to really focus on”

Kitty Castledine

Kitty Castledine, London Paralympics Opening Ceremony performer