World Choir Games 2018
  • Chris Rowbury

    If you’re looking for new singers, don’t expect them to come to you

    Posted Wed at 11:11 AM by Chris Rowbury - 372 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   You’ve put your fliers out, spread the word, mentioned it on Facebook, but still you find it hard to recruit new singers.   photo by Indra Hardi Saputro   If you’re asking someone to try... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Singing – the more you do it, the worse you get!

    Posted July 11 by Chris Rowbury - 449 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   You work on a song in choir week after week, but slowly things seem to get worse. You worry about getting the words right, you can’t seem to remember the second part of the melody, your voice stops hitting th... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Dress to impress – choosing suitable outfits for your choir

    Posted July 4 by Chris Rowbury - 457 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   As many regular readers will know, I hate a choir in uniform.     However, it is a good idea to have some kind of unifying dress code and also to show your audience that you’ve made an effort. ... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Taking over an established choir – a guide for choir leaders

    Posted June 27 by Chris Rowbury - 347 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Choir leaders don’t last forever so there will come a time when a choir needs to find a new one.     If you’re the person who gets the job it can seem daunting to take over a long-establi... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How do you get to the truth of what your singing ability really is?

    Posted June 20 by Chris Rowbury - 479 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   There is often a mismatch between how good you think you are as a singer and what your abilities really are.     Some people vastly overrate their singing abilities (just watch X Factor!), whilst oth... read more

  • World Peace Choral Festival

    The 9th World Peace Choral Festival - Gala Concert at Golden Hall of Musikverein

    Posted June 13 by World Peace Choral Festival - 74 views - 0 comments

      "Coming together to sing, singing for a better future", the World Peace Choral Festival is organized annually in Vienna in the 2nd half of July, supported by the Austrian federal government authorities, the city government of Vienna, the Vienna Boys Choir, the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, NGOs, ente... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Choir? Chorale? Ensemble? What’s in a name?

    Posted June 13 by Chris Rowbury - 581 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Many of you know that I avoid using the ‘C’ word: choir. But there other similar terms that I find just as bad: chorus, chorale, chamber choir.     What’s in a name? What does it te... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    What makes a ‘good’ singer? – it’s all about context

    Posted June 6 by Chris Rowbury - 348 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I believe that everyone can sing. If you want to know more, you can read “Everyone can sing” – what the hell does that mean??!!   photo... read more

  • Justyna Dziuma

    Georgian music masterclass

    Posted June 6 by Justyna Dziuma - 35 views - 0 comments

    During the festival in Kamchia there will be open Georgian music workshops led by one of the best conductors of Georgia, Kakhaber Onashvili.     Kakhaber Onashvili was born in 1972 in Tbilisi. He graduated from the Musical Institute M. Balanchivadze and the State Conservatory V. Sarajishvili in Tbilisi i... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    “Darling, your technique is showing” – don’t be a singer who is all style and no substance

    Posted May 30 by Chris Rowbury - 256 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   It’s usually the case that professional singers have had some sort of training in a particular singing technique.   photo by Kevin Cease   But dontcha just hate it when that’s all you se... read more