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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We went to the theatre the other day and we were the only people in the audience wearing masks. photo by Nigel Mykura But in all other ways, we were exactly the same as any other audience member. The same, but different. A choir wor...

Lots of people often tell me a similar story: someone they know is planning to go professional, but they can’t sing in tune. Should they be told, or be allowed to make a fool of themselves in public? Someone wrote to me recently with t...

Not all songs are appropriate to sing in all circumstances. But how do we know when a song is ‘inappropriate’? Here are some guidelines. A teacher emailed me recently to ask for my advice. They had received a complaint from a paren...

I’m always looking for new ideas for the warm up start of my singing sessions. But constant novelty is not necessarily a good thing. It can often lead to overlooking old, familiar, tried and tested exercises. I admit I have a low bo...

I wrote an earlier post about different choir payment systems: Pay as you go or regular fee upfront – what is the best system for singers in your choir? photo by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images What if you want to chang...

It was blue Monday this week: apparently the most depressing day of the year here in the UK. The short days, bad weather, cold nights, all conspire to rob us of our motivation. Here’s an idea that might help. I’ve written befo...

A couple of months ago I wrote a post entitled What is a ‘community choir’? Now it’s the turn of Liz Rog to attempt a definition. Last week was part 1, now this is part 2. This is a guest post by song leader Liz Rog who is bas...







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