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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‘Tis the season to be jolly! Most choirs are busy rehearsing for their Christmas concerts.photo by PrayitnoBut my choir, The OK Chorale, isn’t. Here’s why we don’t sing Christmas carols.It’s not that I’m a curmudgeon or a Scrooge. OK, may...

At my monthly singing session recently someone came up to me at the end to say she was worried about not having enough breath for the long phrases.photo by Tsahi Levent-LeviIt turned out she was new to singing (it was only her second time!). I realis...

Occasionally somebody in your choir may behave in a way that is not acceptable. It could be inappropriate language, disrupting a rehearsal or simply singing louder than everybody else.Example of choir rules used by Brigid Sinclair from New ZealandIf...

I’m often asked for examples of simple harmony songs that might work with a group of inexperienced singers or people who have not sung before.Rather than recommending specific songs, I always suggest a particular path into harmony. I thought I’d...

When a nervous singer turns up to your choir or someone comes to your singing workshop who’s never sung in public before, it’s all too easy for them to hide at the back. photo by Homini:)Here are some ideas for encouraging under-confident and fi...

Are you doing your five-a-day for wellbeing?Here are five things that can help with your feelings of wellbeing if done daily.five-a-day for wellbeingThere has been a lot of research to show how beneficial simple things are to our general wellbeing. T...

There are some great choral conductors and singing workshop leaders out there. They get the very best out of their singers.photo by U.S. ArmyThe downside is that singers can end up believing that they can’t do it without them. It’s time to acknow...







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