• ALBION - Spring Song with Albion at Holy Trinity Church

    Added May 6 by Andrew Throssell - 67 views - 0 comments

    3 May 2014: Spring Songs with Albion, Holy Trinity Church Bernard Lee Heard three times, this was not a concert to be at if you had an aversion to Parry’s Jerusalem. Holy Trinity is not a big church, neither is it a small one and was packed, the assemblage lustily letting rip on the third occasion to end th... read more

  • Albion - in Profile Magazine, Sheffield Star April 2014

    Added May 2 by Andrew Throssell - 93 views - 0 comments

    There’s something deeply familiar about the music of choral group Albion, as Rob Hollingworth found out.A unique take on traditionclassicalwww.etcmag.net Twitter@etcmag_south magazine - April 2014With a repertoire consisting of new choral pieces, all written in the two years since they were formed, Albion sound l... read more

  • Exactly who’s in charge of my choir?! – how to deal with change

    Added April 30 by Chris Rowbury - 531 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 me if you want to submit a question that I will answer in a future blog post.   A choir leader asks:   “The church I work fo... read more

  • To touch or not to touch...

    Added April 25 by Maria Soriano - 334 views - 0 comments

        Since I have been conducting choirs in UK, there is something that I found intriguing. That is the fact that some people gave me, amongst other kinds of positive and most interesting feedback, comments about “surprising” and “unusual” pedagogy. They were referring to touch. &nbs... read more

  • Singers needed for Gavin Bryars concert!

    Added April 25 by Morna Wheatley - 82 views - 0 comments

    The Addison Singers Chamber Choir need a few extra voices (SATB but especially basses) for our upcoming concert with the renowned composer GAVIN BRYARS on 17th May 2014.  http://www.gavinbryars.com/calendar/london-performance-jesus-blood-plus-other-choral-works.  This is a prestigious event and we will be per... read more

  • Why can’t I sing?

    Added April 23 by Chris Rowbury - 730 views - 0 comments

    [this is a version of a post which first appeared on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   “Why can’t I sing?” The short answer is: “You can. Everybody can.”   Choir of the Munich University of Applied Sciences by Mark Kamin   The whole of my singing work is based ... read more

  • XI International Sacred Music Festival "Silver Bells" 9 to 11 January 2015, Daugavpils (Latvia)

    Added April 20 by Jevgenijs Ustinskovs - 145 views - 0 comments

    XI International Sacred Music Festival "Silver Bells"9 to 11 January 2015, Daugavpils (Latvia) 1. Organizer is Daugavpils City Council, Department of culture in co-operation with the Centre of Latvian Culture. Festival takes place once in every two years.2. .Participants of the Festival - Childre... read more

  • Choral Arranging...the more I do , the more I learn

    Added April 20 by Karen Boyce - 332 views - 0 comments

    I think I’ve started a new project that is going to keep me learning new musical skills for a long time….. I love working on choral arrangements, however the more I do and the more I think about them, the more I actually learn. I am extremely lucky to have a choir to try these arrangements out on. The Hut... read more

  • Using reductive metaphors won't solve your choirs problems

    Added April 15 by Frank Pesci - 351 views - 0 comments

    One of my favorite choir tricks was to telling my singers to ‘aim for the top side of the pitch.’  This was, of course, because they were singing flat, and I thought the imagery would give my singers a way of thinking about an abstract concept (singing in tune) in a simplified, easily understood, silve... read more

  • The Singing Choral Director

    Added April 11 by Frank Pesci - 328 views - 0 comments

    Having been a director, I acknowledge that through the years I have fallen prey to using cheap techniques – “tricks” that skirted around the issues of posture, tone production, breathing, vowel formation, physical awareness, and aural skills. These were temporary patches over a myriad of pro... read more