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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Is it enough for your choir to stand in front of an audience and just sing?Or do you need to make your performances more ‘interesting’ somehow?Somebody once wrote: “Nobody wants to pay to see you doing your hobby.” The implication being that...

Many choir leaders believe that they’re indispensable, that their choir only functions when they’re out front leading.But this can be stressful and doesn’t take into account the choir’s ability as a whole. Here’s how to make your choir lead...

Your singing teacher is always telling you to be more confident and sing up.But your choir leader asks you to sing quietly and listen to each other. So how loud should you be singing?Like anything in music, there are no absolutes. It’s all about vo...

Katharine leads a small informal choir where music is not part of the singers education and the level of musicality is low.She’s tried some simple harmony songs and rounds with them, but they seem to have a total inability to harmonise. What can sh...

Last week I wrote about strategies for musical directors who were taking over an established choir.original sculpture by susie mendelssonThis week it’s the singers’ turn. How can you easily adapt when a new choir leader takes over your choir? Her...

Many choirs have a long break over the holidays and start back in September.photo by Sebastian ter BurgWhat’s the most important element to focus on in your first session back? Read on and I’ll let you into the secret.It’s easy to think that, a...







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