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 just back from leading a singing weekend for singers who want to improve their small group harmony singing skills. We focused quite a lot on blending which required us to look at vocal technique.But should you make space for this kind of work i...

Nothing lasts forever and change can be a good thing.There comes a time when it might benefit everyone if you hand your choir over to somebody else. Why would you want to do that?getting too familiar and comfortableOver time your choir will get to kn...

Recently I went to an amazing weekend for choir leaders led by Stephen Taberner of The Spooky Men’s Chorale.I don’t spend enough time on the receiving end so found it thoroughly refreshing and stimulating. Here’s why it’s good for you.There a...

Many community choirs have mixed tenor sections with men and women singing the same part.photo by Stefan KarpiniecThat’s when things can get weird! Let’s look at what’s going on.There is often a shortage of men in mixed community choirs, especi...

Is it enough for your choir to stand in front of an audience and just sing?Or do you need to make your performances more ‘interesting’ somehow?Somebody once wrote: “Nobody wants to pay to see you doing your hobby.” The implication being that...

Many choir leaders believe that they’re indispensable, that their choir only functions when they’re out front leading.But this can be stressful and doesn’t take into account the choir’s ability as a whole. Here’s how to make your choir lead...

Your singing teacher is always telling you to be more confident and sing up.But your choir leader asks you to sing quietly and listen to each other. So how loud should you be singing?Like anything in music, there are no absolutes. It’s all about vo...







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