World Choir Games 2018
  • Chris Rowbury

    Singers who learn by ear vs. those who use sheet music – what happens when they swap?

    Posted Wed at 10:29 AM by Chris Rowbury - 7106 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   The Natural Voice Network (NVN) has done a great deal to dispel the myth that you have to be able to read music to be in a choir.   photo by Tichonov / Тихонов   There are now plenty of choirs aroun... read more

  • David Hawkin

    Choir Tour of East Anglia

    Posted Mon at 6:17 PM by David Hawkin - 35 views - 0 comments

    St Peter’s Singers of Leeds Founded in 1977 by Harry Fearnley Registered Charity No. 507174   Choir Concert Tour of East Anglia Saturday 21 – Wednesday 25 October 2017 Waltham Abbey Church; Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich; Ely Cathedral St Edmundsbury Cathedral; Parish Church of St John... read more

  • A Child of Our Time - orchestral copies

    Posted October 14 by Steve Sargent - 15 views - 0 comments

    Hi - has anyone got access to a set of orchestra parts for Tippett's 'A Child of Our Time'?  My choir is doing this at the end of April, 2018, but the orchetsra music is proving difficult to obtain.We're very happy to pay a reasonable hire charge plus postage, etc, of course. Many thanks, Steve Sargent petersfi... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Help! How to deal with choir members who sing out of tune?

    Posted October 11 by Chris Rowbury - 1147 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   In open-access choirs (which don’t audition), you often find one or two singers who struggle to pitch notes accurately.   photo by Jesus Solana   In a large choir, a few individuals singing ou... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How to learn effectively from a recording of a song in parts

    Posted October 4 by Chris Rowbury - 596 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Sometimes you might have to learn your song part from a recording rather than with everyone else together in a choir session.   photo by Kathy Cassidy   Here are some hints on how to do that in the ... read more

  • Ace99 Cultural

    STAND A CHANCE TO WIN UP TO SGD $30,000 BY JUST SINGING!

    Posted October 4 by Ace99 Cultural - 85 views - 0 comments

    LEARN HOW YOU CAN STAND A CHANCE TO WIN UP TO  SGD $30,000! Date: 1 - 4 July 2018 Location: Singapore Orientale Concentus, conceptualised in 2008 with the purpose of promoting international arts and cultural exchange and youth choral music development, has seen a successful run across Asia. Participants in e... read more

  • Benjamin Thiele-Long

    Why we're crowdfunding to support new composers

    Posted October 3 by Benjamin Thiele-Long - 47 views - 0 comments

    Last week we kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to professionally record an album of brand new choral music written by new and as yet unrecorded composers. This project is not about us as a choir. Our project is about giving new and emerging choral composers a chance to shine.    So why are w... read more

  • Martin Gölles

    Martin's Virtual Choir

    Posted September 27 by Martin Gölles - 377 views - 0 comments

    Hi Everyone, I'm Martin Gölles, a composer and conductor from Hungary. I'd like to perform one of my choir pieces called "Autumn Air" with a virtual choir. Want to be apart of this project? Please check my blog: http://martingolles.blogspot.hu/p/autumn-air.html   Please check and like/follow/share my ... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How long is the ideal choir session?

    Posted September 27 by Chris Rowbury - 460 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   There’s a gig coming up and you’ve still got work to do. Do you keep bashing out the notes until everyone’s perfect or do you rehearse ‘just enough’ and then go home?   photo ... read more

  • meeting music

    Budapest International Choral Celebration and Laurea Mundi Budapest 2018 – Music should belong to everyone

    Posted September 26 by meeting music - 45 views - 0 comments

    After a great start, continuing the fresh tradition we will come back to Budapest, the country of Kodály Method in 2018 as well to celebrate and promote choral music, and also to spread the value and experience of singing in a choir – as Kodály said: Music should belong to everyone. Come and join u... read more