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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I’m often asked by choir members if we can do some vocal improvisation.photo © Aude VanlathemImprovising with a large group of singers is really hard, but here are some pointers to get you started.Most singers think improvising is easy: you just m...

For the last two weeks I’ve been looking at how to sustain your choir as it grows and develops.Last week I considered ways to persuade choir members to help run the choir. This week I want to look at how your choir leader’s uniqueness can make yo...

Last week I wrote about how to sustain your choir as it grows and develops.This week I will look at how you can persuade choir members to volunteer to help run your choir.It is often the case that the creative heart and 'flavour' of any choir is the...

This post is part of a series of occasional Questions and Answers. Just use the contact form if you want to submit a question.Hannah writes:“Our choir started in 2013 very informally with a small membership and modest organisation. We have gone f...

At any singing workshop I run there will probably be someone who already knows one of the songs I’m teaching.photo by Sludge GIf that is you, what are your options for staying interested?I try very hard to make sure that I teach different songs at...

I am often faced with a sea of frowns as singers struggle to get a song ‘right’. The frowns even appear during performances when songs have been well-rehearsed.photo by Senior Airman Amanda MorrisThis self-doubt can begin to pervade everything an...

I ran a day of singing last weekend and whilst I was setting out the tea and biscuits and putting up tables, I realised that the practical side of running a workshop is at least as important as the singing.Here are 10 handy tips from my experience ov...







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