• How audiences behave and how we respond

    Added Thu at 2:27 PM by Chris Rowbury - 95 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   The way an audience responds can affect our performance. In the absence of feedback, our most negative thoughts can raise their ugly heads.   Bored audience by artfulblogger   If an audience is unrespons... read more

  • Trust is the key to a great singing experience in a choir

    Added August 13 by Chris Rowbury - 680 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   There is a lot of trust involved in being a singer in a choir.     Trust that you will eventually learn the song; trust that, even if you’re slightly under-rehearsed, your musical director will guid... read more

  • ALBION - Underground

    Added August 13 by Andrew Throssell - 57 views - 0 comments

    ALBION - Underground Venue: Peak Cavern (Devil's Arse), Peak Cavern Rd, Castleton, Hope Valley, , S33 8WS Dates: 24 October 2014 Price: £15 Website Uploaded by: artcab   ALBION UNDERGROUND – Friday 24th October, 7.30 and 9pm   Gates open 30 minute... read more

  • You Raise Me Up

    Added August 9 by Karen Boyce - 43 views - 0 comments

    Music for the Soul   The Hutt Valley Singers have spent winter evenings working on a programme for their next concert coming up on Sunday, 24th August. ‘You Raise Me Up’ is a concert of uplifting songs written by composers  from a number of centuries including the likes of Palestrina, Purcell, ... read more

  • Now We Are 8 - It’s time to celebrate with the Choir of Hope & Inspiration!

    Added August 8 by MelbourneInternationalSingersFestival - 34 views - 0 comments

    Melbourne Street Choir Inc presents Now We Are 8 - It’s time to celebrate with the Choir of Hope & Inspiration!   Deakin Edge, Federation Square Saturday 13th September 3pm & 7:30pm   The award winning choir that inspired the nation, Choir of Hope & Inspiration (formerly Choir of Hard Knocks), le... read more

  • Helping new choir members learn the old songs

    Added August 7 by Chris Rowbury - 650 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   When a choir has been going for a long time and you want to revive some of your old repertoire, you will find that a lot of the newer members won’t know the songs.   Fun with babies by TedsBlog   W... read more

  • How to find new songs for your choir

    Added July 30 by Chris Rowbury - 514 views - 0 comments

    [this is a version of a post which first appeared on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   I’m often asked by concert-goers and choir leaders alike:   “Where do you get all your songs from?”     Well, here’s the short answer to this simple question:   &ldqu... read more

  • School of Hard Knocks proudly presents a GOSPEL SINGING WORKSHOP with Dr Rollo Dilworth - in Melbourne

    Added July 29 by MelbourneInternationalSingersFestival - 104 views - 0 comments

    School of Hard Knocks proudly presents a GOSPEL SINGING WORKSHOP with Dr Rollo Dilworth (USA)    Sunday 10th August 2 - 5pm St Peter's Eastern Hill Hall, 15 Gisborne St, Melbourne     A fantastic opportunity to host a gospel workshop by the incredible & amazing Dr Rollo Dilworth, Profe... read more

  • Award Nomination

    Added July 26 by Karen Boyce - 43 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 - 453 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