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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There will come a time when you’ll need to find a new leader for your choir.Let’s look at ideas for how to recruit someone suitable.At some point your choir leader will leave. It may be due to age, health, boredom, relocation, or you might even f...

I love singing certain kinds of songs, but not others. Some people don’t mind what they sing, as long as they’re singing.photo by Nick AllenWhat if you end up in a choir that just doesn’t do it for you? Is that better than not singing at all?Yo...

As you probably know, I believe that everyone can sing.But can anybody be a choir leader?As a member of the Natural Voice Network, I believe that everyone can sing (so you don’t need singing experience to attend our choirs) and there should be no o...

Even if you don’t recruit regularly, there will come a time when you’ll invite new members join your choir.But who, when and how?When a choir starts out, recruitment is a big factor. But at some point your choir may end up being full (if you’re...

Many of us are in choirs which sing a particular kind of repertoire.But it’s good to get out of our comfort zone now and again and see what else is out there.living in a bubble of familiarityWe’ve just had a big election here in the UK. For those...

As singers, we’re often told to drink plenty of water.But why is that, and how much is ‘plenty’?the effects of hydration on the voiceRelatively few studies have been carried out to date to investigate the effects of hydration status on the voic...

It’s the festive season, a time for (over) indulgence.There’s nothing wrong with moderation, but some of your indulgences can be bad for your voice.alcoholI’ve written before about Why alcohol and good singing don’t mix. That was more about h...







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