World Choir Games 2018
  • Chris Rowbury

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

    Posted January 4 by Chris Rowbury - 855 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 - 76 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 - 81 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 - 84 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

  • Chris Rowbury

    Do you have to be a good singer to lead a choir?

    Posted December 14, 2016 by Chris Rowbury - 1088 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   I read an article in the latest Sounding Board (the journal of community music from Sound Sense) about the University of Sunderland’s new BA in Community Music at The Sage Gateshead. Part of the course involv... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How to build a choir from scratch in under an hour

    Posted December 7, 2016 by Chris Rowbury - 872 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   A few years ago I was asked by BBC Radio Suffolk to create a choir from scratch to perform in a concert in aid of Children in Need: The Big Night Out Community Choir.     60 strangers gathered in a c... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    The secret to great singing that teachers don’t tell you

    Posted November 30, 2016 by Chris Rowbury - 2981 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   There is one vital ingredient to being a good singer.   Photo by Peter Smile   It’s not innate talent or vocal range or ability to read music or quality of voice. And it’s something that... read more

  • THE CHOIR

    Be inspired and make a real difference at Hand In Hand - a Celebration of Courage, Joy & Love!

    Posted November 29, 2016 by THE CHOIR - 122 views - 0 comments

    Presented by the School of Hard Knocks Melbourne Town Hall, Saturday 10th December, 3pm    Do you long to listen to beautiful arias from your favourite operas, groove to gospel and swoon to classics that you know and love?  Do you want to celebrate this Christmas just a little bit differently? &n... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Why do I end up singing the tune when I should be singing a harmony?

    Posted November 23, 2016 by Chris Rowbury - 901 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   You’re learning a song in four-part harmony and you think you’ve nailed your harmony part.   © Copyright Basher Eyre and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence   But... read more

  • MelbourneInternationalSingersFestival

    Hand In Hand - celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with songs of Courage, Joy and Love

    Posted November 14, 2016 by MelbourneInternationalSingersFestival - 133 views - 0 comments

    Be inspired and make a real difference at Hand In Hand, Melbourne Town Hall, Saturday 10th December, 3pm    Do you long to listen to beautiful arias from your favourite operas, groove to gospel and swoon to classics that you know and love?  Do you want to celebrate this Christmas just a littl... read more