European Choir Games 2017
  • Chris Rowbury

    Does your choir need a constitution?

    Added July 20 by Chris Rowbury - 419 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   This post is part of a series of occasional Questions and Answers. Just use the contact form if you want to submit a question.     Sue wrote in to ask:   “As a self-funded community choir... read more

  • Hannah Berry

    Paid Vacancy: Musical Director (Ayrshire, Scotland)

    Added July 18 by Hannah Berry - 42 views - 0 comments

    Vacancy Type: Conductor/Musical Director/Choirmaster Description of vacancy: Cunninghame Choir wishes to appoint a new Musical Director (MD) following the departure of Robin Versteeg, who held the position for 9 years. Cunninghame Choir is a very friendly and enthusiastic mixed-voice choir based in Beith in Nor... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How to cope when singers miss choir sessions

    Added July 13 by Chris Rowbury - 2094 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   What’s great about a group of singers who meet regularly is that you can grow and develop together, improving skills and techniques week on week.   Photo by Listen Missy!   But what happens if... read more

  • MelbourneInternationalSingersFestival

    Choir of Hard Knocks - Still Inspiring The World … 10 Years On!

    Added July 11 by MelbourneInternationalSingersFestival - 41 views - 0 comments

    The Choir of Hard Knocks return to the Sydney Opera House on Sun July 24, 2016, 3pm to celebrate their 10th Anniversary year.    Laugh, sing along and be inspired by their joyous music making under the direction of their original Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM.    Special guests... read more

  • Andrew Throssell

    FAREWELL TO ALBION

    Added July 8 by Andrew Throssell - 68 views - 0 comments

    We are sorry to announce disappointing, upsetting news. After 4 ½ years of ambitious, adventurous music-making, Albion is coming to an end. It’s been tremendously hard to contemplate this as a way forward, and equally so to decide on it.   In our journey of adventure, taking us through caves, re... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How long does it take to learn a song?

    Added July 6 by Chris Rowbury - 638 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Of course it depends on how complex the song is and how many verses there are.   Photo by Frodo Babbs   But how long does it take to really get a song under your belt so you can sing it confidently ... read more

  • Ramesha Nani

    Don’t Just Sing, Inspire!

    Added June 30 by Ramesha Nani - 145 views - 0 comments

    I can tell a good movie by how uplifted I feel afterward. With really good movies, the feeling of upliftment and expansion can last for hours, or even days. Lincoln was such a movie for me. I saw it at the Grove Theater in Los Angeles. I was struck by the fact that, unlike any other movie I had seen there, at... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How to answer the question: “What note is that?”

    Added June 29 by Chris Rowbury - 1035 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   We’re in the middle of learning a song. People are struggling a bit. Then someone asks: “What note is that?”   Photo by photosteve101   A seemingly simple question, but how on eart... read more

  • Karen Boyce

    Soiree- concert (our first ever) fundraiser

    Added June 23 by Karen Boyce - 47 views - 0 comments

          The Major Minors Children's Choir in NZ was founded in 2012 by qualified musicians who voluntarily run two children's choirs based in Upper Hutt. Children for both choirs are aged 4-13 at the moment. We have grown in sound (and numbers) and our extension group for older kids is called The Harm... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Why the singers in your choir still love you even though they look bored

    Added June 22 by Chris Rowbury - 3798 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Even though I’ve been teaching for almost 30 years, I still get affected by that glum-looking face in the third row.   ... and it's not just the men!   Just one frown amongst a sea of smiling ... read more