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 started my first community choir over 20 years ago. I used to worry that, after the long summer break, the singers would have forgotten me and wouldn’t return to choir when it started up again. With choirs and singing groups not meeting in perso...

That last time I was in a room with a group of singers was nearly four months ago. If I had known then that I wouldn’t be singing like that for the foreseeable future, would I have behaved differently? The last time I directed a choir for a per...

I've been trying to sing against a recording of two other people singing different harmony parts.I found it almost impossible to pitch accurately because I couldn't see them.I've written before that Singing is all about listening. But we don't just l...

Last week I looked at What is unique about singing together.In this post, I’ll consider which aspects of singing together can be duplicated online and which can’t. During this pandemic we all miss singing together in the flesh. A great deal of...

Singing together in a group is something special. It is a very different experience from singing on your own.But what exactly is it that we get from singing with others? There’s a quote going around social media at the moment: “If a choir...

There are plenty of studies now about the many benefits of singing together. But they only look at the experience of the singers in a choir.I’d like to consider what choir leaders get out of leading a choir and what they might be missing when choir...

Choirs are not meeting at the moment so lots of you have gone online to sing.Given that it will be just you singing at a screen, what can you do to get the most out of an online singing session? DISCLAIMER: I’ve not had a huge amount of experien...







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