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.



Latest Blog Posts



An interesting question popped up on a Facebook group: How do you teach harmony parts to your singers? There were several different approaches, some of them using recordings or keyboards. Here is how I do it. First a bit of background. I wo...

We had a concert recently where pretty much every song went wrong in some way. Yet we ended up having a fantastic evening and the audience enjoyed it enormously. How is that possible? I wrote recently about how singers’ big mistakes in pe...

There are several singing groups in the US, UK and beyond which specialise in bringing songs of comfort to the dying. Watford Companion Voices You may have heard of the Threshold Choir network in the US. Here in the UK we have Companion Voi...

A choir concert is never 100% perfect. There are usually one or two minor errors, or even big mistakes. photo by Alex Proimos But what might feel like a huge disaster on stage is often not noticed by your audience. Singers usually know when...

I wrote last week about what to do when important singers are missing and a concert is due. photo by Ben W I mentioned the drawbacks of singers relying on others in their section to know their part. I’d like to go into that in a bit more det...

It’s the final rehearsal on the day of your big concert. You realise that several important singers are missing. What can you do? Here are a few ideas. I have a concert coming up soon for the first time in over two years. I’ve restricted n...

Are you a singer? Or are you “learning to be a singer”, or “wanting to be a singer”, or “trying to be a singer”, or “starting out as a singer”?  Maybe it’s time to step up and claim your identity. I came across an interest...







Blog Thumbnail



Got a blog? Add yours

Popular Tags

Art ... Beauty ... Books ... Cooking ... Culture ... Design ... Family ... Fashion ... Film ... Food ... Gardening ... Health ... History ... Humor ... Life ... London ... Love ... Movies ... Music ... News ... Personal ... Photography ... Poetry ... Politics ... Religion ... Reviews ... Style ... Technology ... Travel ... Writing


All Tags | Blog Posts