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 know not all choirs take a break at this time of year, but many do.What can singers usefully do whilst there is no choir?When I first started out leading choirs, singers would panic when the long summer break came: “What will I do without any sin...

This is the fifth in a series of posts which features amazing examples of men singing. Here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.men sing while waiting for the women to arrive at the Bona-na festival in LadakhMy hope is that if men see a huge variet...

It’s summer, the time when many choirs and singing groups perform outdoors.summer Singing Safari, Holywells Park, Ipswich, July 2016It’s hard enough to sing in the open air, and compete with music on the other stages at festivals, but for me the...

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...







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