European Choir Games 2017
  • Chris Rowbury

    Why choir leaders aren’t millionaires (even though we charge a lot)

    Posted Wed at 11:38 AM by Chris Rowbury - 282 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Sometimes I get paid over £100 per hour. That makes me a millionaire right?   Photo by Ian Britton from FreeFoto.com   Wrong! I don’t get paid that every hour I work. In fact, I would sa... read more

  • Jason Asbury

    Inmate-led Goose Creek Singers "Ultimate Light In A Dark Place." Wasilla, Alaska Goose Creek Correctional Facility

    Posted January 14 by Jason Asbury - 33 views - 0 comments

    As part of my 2017 www.communtiesinharmony.com blog project.  I'm featuring one choir from each of the 50 states and highlighting the ways in which community choruses are changing the world one community at a time.  This week, I'm featuring an inmate-led chorus in Wasilla, Alaska.   The Goose... read more

  • Jennie

    A NEW REHEARSAL SEASON BEGINS JANUARY 16, 2017

    Posted January 12 by Jennie - 22 views - 0 comments

    Classic Choral Society's 58th year begins in just a few weeks! As CCS launches into the next rehearsal season, we look forward to welcoming new and returning singers. Our first rehearsal will take place on Monday evening, January 16, 2017, at 7:30PM. The first rehearsal is a very important one. On that evening the musi... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Polished songs or deeper learning experience – which is better in a singing workshop?

    Posted January 11 by Chris Rowbury - 345 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   At the end of each of my singing workshop I record the group singing through all the songs I’ve taught. I then make the recording available to the participants.   Photo by Dennis AB   But I&rs... read more

  • meeting music

    New year - new beginning

    Posted January 10 by meeting music - 19 views - 0 comments

    This time of the year many of us summarize their lives: what has happened the last 356 days? At meeting music we are sure about that the most memorable moments are connected to some special experiences. The moment when you joined a choir and made lifelong friendship with others, the first time you stepped on stage and ... read more

  • Jason Asbury

    Communities in Harmony blog launched. Celebrating the ways choral music is transforming communities.

    Posted January 9 by Jason Asbury - 28 views - 0 comments

    Community arts organizations create spaces for musicians, visual artists, and dancers ages 5-105 to come together, work together, create together, and engage in a collaborative process that builds relationships across race, culture, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status and political affiliation.  Strong commun... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    What small changes will make you a better singer or choir leader in the coming year?

    Posted January 4 by Chris Rowbury - 506 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   There is always room for improvement, whether you’re a singer, a choir leader, a choral arranger, a workshop leader or a choir committee member. But it can become overwhelming if you tackle everything at once... read more

  • Karen Boyce

    2 Choirs, 5 scholarships on offer

    Posted January 3 by Karen Boyce - 26 views - 0 comments

    2017 promises to be a fantastic year for The Major Minors Children's Choir based in New Zealand. The growing choir turns five this year and is looking for new members to join the fun.  Behind the scenes are qualified musicians who run the choir voluntarily and have lots of experience working with developing voi... read more

  • Jennel Wilmot

    TMC Presents Power Up Gospel Music Workshop

    Posted January 3 by Jennel Wilmot - 22 views - 0 comments

      Power Up 2017 Canada's Premier Gospel Music Conference     Each year, the Toronto Mass Choir assembles a team of professionals in gospel music to bring Toronto a 3-day gospel music workshop, open to the public. Offering singers, instrumentalists, and gospel music enthusiasts a... read more

  • Karen Boyce

    Choir Growth- online ticketing & time to delegate

    Posted January 3 by Karen Boyce - 23 views - 0 comments

    It takes a fair bit of engery and time to run any choir...nobody would disagree I hope!   Sometimes it's important to take stock and look at goals for growth and what tasks can be shared with others. For me, with 3 choirs and a more than full time day job I have needed to seriously look at this as time is so pre... read more