• Chris Rowbury

    Singing Safari arrives after 6 weeks on the road

    Added July 7 by Chris Rowbury - 65 views - 0 comments

    The Singing Safari has been on the road for five weeks now collecting exotic songs from all over the world. Just 6 days to go before we arrive at Holywells Park in Ipswich to perform the songs we've gathered. Tired, dusty and a few less people in our party since we set off on 3rd June: RIP Carruthers, Mansell an... read more

  • Kelly Galbraith

    Charlie Chaplin - The Man and His Music

    Added June 30 by Kelly Galbraith - 844 views - 0 comments

    Charlie Chaplin -The Man & His Music originally published: Today is day one of my summer vacation.  Yahoo! I’ve already been out for a kayak paddle and I’m thinking about which old movies I want to watch in the late ... read more

  • Andrew Throssell

    ALBION - Christmas Concert Season

    Added June 29 by Andrew Throssell - 115 views - 0 comments

    Following last year’s sell out Christmas Season of concerts ALBION have already booked our first two performances.     Put in your diary now our magical Christmas concerts, which sold out last year:   Friday 19 December in Sheffield and Saturday 20 December in Buxton. Tickets will go on sa... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How to make a song your own

    Added June 25 by Chris Rowbury - 417 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 use the contact form if you want to submit a question.       Blue Cat asks:   “How do you develop your own singing ... read more

  • Andrew Throssell

    ALBION - Tideswell Festival

    Added June 22 by Andrew Throssell - 68 views - 0 comments

    Advanced notice to get in your diaries, ALBION is starting its Autumn season by opening the Tideswell Festival on 20 September.   A chance to visit a beautiful area of England, with the Derbyshire Peaks and the ancient monuments, churches, castles and houses of the landed gentry - not to say anything of the lo... read more

  • Andrew Throssell

    ALBION - Sheffield Choral Celebration - available for a short while

    Added June 20 by Andrew Throssell - 56 views - 0 comments

    A concert staged as part of the 2014 Yorkshire Festival, welcoming the Tour de France to the UK. Songs from Britain and Ireland are performed by 80 singers from across the city of Sheffield led by ALBION. Recorded in March 2014 at Sheffield's Millennium Gallery by Shaun Trotter.     Only available unti... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Why are there always too many altos in my choir?

    Added June 18 by Chris Rowbury - 873 views - 0 comments

    [this is a version of a post which first appeared on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   At the start of term we have an equal number of singers in each part, but by the end of term, there are always too many altos (or sopranos or tenors – never basses)!   Smarties by gadl   Does anybod... read more

  • Kelly Galbraith

    Performance Bloopers by Not the Church Lady AKA Kelly Galbraith

    Added June 11 by Kelly Galbraith - 485 views - 0 comments

     Originally published “Don’t worry.  It always works out in performance.”  Nope.  Even as a child I knew that wasn’t true when a well-meaning adul... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How to recruit singers to truly reflect your local community?

    Added June 11 by Chris Rowbury - 744 views - 0 comments

    [this is a version of a post which first appeared on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Three years ago, for the first time in over 13 years, I started a choir from scratch. I put a call out to my readers for advice on how to recruit singers that would truly reflect the community they come from.   ... read more

  • Andrew Throssell

    ALBION - What we didn't put on the album

    Added June 9 by Andrew Throssell - 251 views - 0 comments

    OK so some songs we recorded didn't make the CD "These Islands". Here is one that got away. The Miller of Dee. We will soon be putting up a podcast of the Choral Celebration, for a limited time in the run up to the Grand Depart. Keep your eyes and ears pasted for 20th June, will let you know more SOON!