• Award Nomination

    Added July 26 by Karen Boyce - 7 views - 0 comments

    We are delighted to announce we have been nominated as a Finalist (Arts and Culture), Upper Hutt in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2014.   Our choir is only 2 1/2 years old and this special recognition acknowleges the volunteer work of Musical Director Joanne Roelofs who formed the choir in 201... read more

  • It’s hard to teach songs that people already know

    Added July 24 by Chris Rowbury - 243 views - 0 comments

    [this is a version of a post which first appeared on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   My real love is to teach a lot of relatively simple songs so people can spend more time singing and less time learning in a workshop (see We’ve come to sing, not to learn!).   photo by Lucius Beebe Memoria... read more

  • Casanova & Beautiful Music: His life of magic potions, great prison escapes, and of course - women!

    Added July 23 by Kelly Galbraith - 168 views - 0 comments

    “Worthy or not, my life is my subject, and my subject is my life.” Giacomo Casanova Originally published: http://kellygalbraithblog.com/2013/07/page/2/ The sex lives of Errol Flynn or George Clooney are nothing compared with the rakish life of the most famous womanizer of them all... read more

  • Filadelfia Choirs Festival / May 2015 ITALY

    Added July 23 by Tommaso Conidi - 15 views - 0 comments

    Festival Filadelfia 2015: The Musical City of Europe   Featuring the Paolo Serrao Special Award Competitions /  www.associazione-melody.com Choir: May 21 – 25, 2015   The City of Filadelfia has small hotels that are good for individuals and small groups....   So we decided to accommodate y... read more

  • 5 Easy Ways to Check Your Singing Voice

    Added July 19 by Kitty Babcock - 747 views - 0 comments

    This post was orginally published on Embro Thistle Singers blog. When I was 15, I took singing lessons from the nuns at "The Pines".  These ladies were well respected for the results they achieved in musical training.  Our performance group of 8, all dressed in blue taffeta gowns were in the small room onc... read more

  • Cleopatra by Kelly Galbraith

    Added July 17 by Kelly Galbraith - 272 views - 0 comments

    First published: http://kellygalbraithblog.com/2013/07/24/cleopatra/   “Fool!  Don’t you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you.” Cleopatra A summer vacation ritual of mine is to crack the covers of a couple of Shakespear... read more

  • Traditional songs from the British Isles - residential singing weekend 21-23 November

    Added July 17 by Chris Rowbury - 42 views - 0 comments

    There are now only FOUR rooms left on my singing weekend in Derbyshire this November: ONE double deluxe room, THREE doubles/ twins/ singles. Should be a fantastic weekend in a great part of the country. Book now to avoid disappointment! TRADITIONAL SONGS FROM THE BRITISH ISLES Friday 21 November 6pm to Sunday 23 No... read more

  • Around the world in song - singing weekend in the Cotswolds 25-27 July

    Added July 17 by Chris Rowbury - 24 views - 0 comments

    My singing weekend in the Cotswolds is shaping up to be a small (but perfectly formed) group of women coming together to sing amazing harmony songs from around the world. A great chance to do some small group work and really get to grips with those harmonies. Still some places left. No experience necessary. The food (a... read more

  • How to enjoy singing and not worry what others think

    Added July 17 by Chris Rowbury - 469 views - 0 comments

    [this is a version of a post which first appeared on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   This post is part of a series of occasional Questions and Answers. Just contact Chris if you want to submit a question.   Here is a very familiar story.   Fred writes:   “I started singing at a... read more

  • Alexander Pushkin the Muse of the Great Russian Composers by Kelly Galbraith

    Added July 15 by Kelly Galbraith - 159 views - 0 comments

    Originally published http://kellygalbraithblog.com/2014/07/15/alexander-pushkin-the-muse-of-the-great-russian-composers/ “If you but knew the flames that burn in me which I attempt to beat down with my reason.”Alexander Pushkin On this rainy summer morning I nursed my second cup of coffee while get... read more