• ALBION - Christmas Concert Season

    Added June 29 by Andrew Throssell - 113 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

  • How to make a song your own

    Added June 25 by Chris Rowbury - 413 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

  • ALBION - Tideswell Festival

    Added June 22 by Andrew Throssell - 67 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

  • 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

  • Why are there always too many altos in my choir?

    Added June 18 by Chris Rowbury - 865 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

  • Performance Bloopers by Not the Church Lady AKA Kelly Galbraith

    Added June 11 by Kelly Galbraith - 467 views - 0 comments

     Originally published https://notthechurchlady.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/performance-bloopers-by-not-the-church-lady-aka-kelly-galbraith/ “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

  • How to recruit singers to truly reflect your local community?

    Added June 11 by Chris Rowbury - 734 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

  • ALBION - What we didn't put on the album

    Added June 9 by Andrew Throssell - 231 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!

  • Are ALL songs suitable for purely vocal arrangements?

    Added June 5 by Chris Rowbury - 584 views - 0 comments

    [this is a version of a post which first appeared on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   I’m always on the lookout for new songs to use with my singing workshops and choirs.   Sara Bareilles in concert by Anirudh Koul   There might be a stunning song that I’ve known and loved for ... read more

  • In illo tempore: Raúl Mallavibarrena conducting In Hora Sexta

    Added June 5 by In Hora Sexta - 105 views - 0 comments

    Dear all,   For those of you in Madrid this weekend, I'm happy to announce In Hora Sexta's end of season concert, this Sunday at 8:15pm:   In illo tempore: Raúl Mallavibarrena dirige a In Hora Sexta   For this very special event, the group will be conducted by Raúl Mallavibarre... read more