• Chris Rowbury

    Why men won’t sing: a discussion

    Added Wed at 2:41 PM by Chris Rowbury - 452 views - 0 comments

    This is a blog post with a difference. I want to start a discussion using the comments facility.   photo by loungerie    Yesterday there was a veritable Twitter storm when I posed the question:   "What do you think is the main reason more men don't sing in choirs?"   using the hashtag... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Music is too freely available – 10 things we've lost because of that

    Added October 23 by Chris Rowbury - 230 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Once upon a time you could only hear your favourite song if you travelled to a live performance. It was a special, one-off, shared experience.     photo by Dave Smith   If you wanted to hear Centra... read more

  • Christopher Sutton

    Meet SingTrue: A New Free App To Help Perfect Your Pitch

    Added October 18 by Christopher Sutton - 552 views - 0 comments

    Have you ever had to pause in the middle of a rehearsal because one of your singers is out of tune?   Do you get frustrated when, no matter how many times you practice blending exercises and focus on listening to one another, there is still a voice which sticks out - slightly sharp or flat, and seemingly oblivio... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    When rehearsals go bad

    Added October 15 by Chris Rowbury - 322 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Occasionally a rehearsal goes totally pear-shaped and I have no idea why.     photo by hebedesign   Despite my best efforts everything goes horribly wrong, and there’s no easy explanation. Pe... read more

  • Andrew Throssell

    ALBION - In the Devil's Arse

    Added October 13 by Andrew Throssell - 28 views - 0 comments

    This beautiful space is Peak Cavern in Castleton, High Peak, where we will be going Underground in 2 weeks. Caroline and Fraser have choreographed an installation that will bring magic to the deep. There are only a very few tickets left. See    ... read more

  • Rachel Musgrove

    Harlequin Chamber Choir celebrates its first anniversary

    Added October 10 by Rachel Musgrove - 48 views - 0 comments

    Harlequin Chamber Choir reached a huge milestone last week when it celebrated its first anniversary. The choir has gone from a bunch of friends singing around my piano to a sixteen-member group, with a fantastic music director.  In an area of the UK where there are choirs aplenty (just south of London, near Guild... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How are mixed choirs different to single-sex choirs?

    Added October 8 by Chris Rowbury - 397 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   How do mixed choirs and single-sex choirs differ, if at all?   Victoria Choir, Uganda by Adamesmith   I was partly inspired to write this by an article on ChoralNet (Are women’s choirs different?).... read more

  • Kelly Galbraith

    The little kindred - Fairies in Music by Kelly Galbraith

    Added October 7 by Kelly Galbraith - 262 views - 0 comments

    Originally Published:   25 cents.  That’s what I got for a baby tooth slipped under my pillow many years ago. Now, according to a 2014 Visa survey, kids get an average of $3.70 per tooth.  Pretty d... read more

  • Kelly Galbraith

    Vampires! a very SCARY Musical Journey Blahhhhhh by Kelly Galbraith

    Added October 6 by Kelly Galbraith - 242 views - 0 comments

    Originally published on Themes & Variations October 6, 2014 As my dog Rowie and I walk through our neighbourhood, I notice Halloween decorations beginning to mark our route.  There is a white sheeted ghost with holes ... read more

  • Juliet Russell

    World Music Choir Seeking Exchange Opportunity With Other Choirs

    Added October 3 by Juliet Russell - 40 views - 0 comments

    Vocal Explosion Hastings Would like to invite your Choir to Hastings Is Your Choir interested in a Choir Exchange? We are Looking for Choirs in France, Belgium or Germany to Exchange with Preferablly performing in the world/folk genre We would offer a chance to visit the Historic town of Hastings During one of ... read more