From the Front of the Choir

Blog URL:http://blog.chrisrowbury.com
Blog Tags:singing, choirs, harmony, acappella
Country:United Kingdom
State/Province:West Midlands
Location:Coventry

Thoughts and views on singing and choirs from a ‘Natural Voice’ perspective and encompassing unaccompanied harmony songs from across the globe.



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At this time of year many of you will be singing in Christmas concerts.photo by Courtney CarmodyIt’s also the time of year when there are plenty of bugs around. Here’s a timely reminder of what you can do if you catch a cold and a concert is comi...

Many of us had bad singing experiences at school. You might have been kicked out of the choir or told to stand at the back and mime.photo by Northern Ireland ExecutiveExperiences like that can put you off singing for years, and even if you really wan...

Many choir names are descriptive and give a clear idea of what kind of choir it is.But choirs change over time. Maybe your choir name doesn’t fit what you do any longer.different kinds of choir namesThere are many ways of naming a choir. Plenty of...

It’s wonderful when a choir starts a song in a crisp and precise way. But there are so many ways in which this can go wrong.How can we ensure that every singer gets off to a good start?There are so many ways that a song can start badly that it’s...

I’m just back from leading a singing weekend for singers who want to improve their small group harmony singing skills. We focused quite a lot on blending which required us to look at vocal technique.But should you make space for this kind of work i...

Nothing lasts forever and change can be a good thing.There comes a time when it might benefit everyone if you hand your choir over to somebody else. Why would you want to do that?getting too familiar and comfortableOver time your choir will get to kn...

Recently I went to an amazing weekend for choir leaders led by Stephen Taberner of The Spooky Men’s Chorale.I don’t spend enough time on the receiving end so found it thoroughly refreshing and stimulating. Here’s why it’s good for you.There a...







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