International Choir Festival InCanto Mediterraneo
  • Chris Rowbury

    How male singers can successfully pitch from a woman (and how women can pitch from a man)

    Posted Wed at 4:01 PM by Chris Rowbury - 80 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]As we saw last week, many singers struggle with finding (and keeping) their starting notes. photo by Albin Olsson What can make it even harder is if a man is trying to pitch from a woman, or vice versa. Here’s what... read more

  • Gregor Laskowski

    Toscana Music Festival 2021

    Posted November 20 by Gregor Laskowski - 24 views - 0 comments

    12th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Tuscany (Italy)21.07. - 25.07.2021 TUSCANY – country of cypress trees and soft hillsItaly’s most popular holiday region is renowned for its joy of life, culinary delights and rich culture. About half of the world’s art treasures can be found i... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Finding (and keeping) your starting note

    Posted November 18 by Chris Rowbury - 213 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]Many singers struggle with finding their starting note. Once they’ve nailed that, they’re off and it’s no problem. How can you make sure you’ve got the right starting note and, more importantly, ho... read more

  • Are You In Need of a Meaningful Chanukah Song - SATB or TTB?

    Posted November 16 by Sandy Sherman - 31 views - 0 comments

    "There's Something About Those Candles"  is a meaningful Chanukah song available for SATB/piano and TTB/piano choir performances as well as for solosits.   This song focuses on how the light of each Chanukah candle can glow within our hearts to remind us of the universal journey to freedom and to bring a... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Neither fish nor fowl – why most singers don’t fit neatly into SATB boxes

    Posted November 11 by Chris Rowbury - 264 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir] The fact is that most of us don’t fit neatly into SATB boxes. What are we to do? Once upon a time we used to sing together and somehow find a place for our voice. We’d even sing harmony parts, happily mixing... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Singing in a group is a learnt skill – if you find it hard, it doesn’t mean you can’t sing

    Posted November 6 by Chris Rowbury - 198 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir] Many people won’t consider joining a choir or going to a singing workshop because they believe they can’t ‘sing’. Yet ask them to sing something familiar like Happy Birthday and they have no probl... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Whatever you’ve managed to do during lockdown, you’re doing great

    Posted October 28 by Chris Rowbury - 193 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir] I keep seeing virtual choirs on Facebook and hearing about amazing Zoom singing sessions. Photo by Virginia State Parks It’s hard not to compare and feel that you’re not keeping up. But whatever you’ve... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Singing with masks: advice for choir leaders

    Posted October 21 by Chris Rowbury - 231 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir] I wrote last week about how wearing masks might affect singers and how they can overcome any obstacles. This week I want to look at the impact on choir leaders. Choirs are starting to rehearse again, both indoors and ou... read more

  • Gregor Laskowski

    Budapest Music Festival 2021 (Hungary)

    Posted October 16 by Gregor Laskowski - 62 views - 0 comments

    6th International choir and orchestra festival in Budapest (Hungary)30.06. - 04.07.2021 BUDAPEST – a city with one of the best locations in the worldNo visitor of the Hungarian capital can resist its beauty. The city enchants, impresses, and fascinates at the same time. The Danube divides the city into the hil... read more

  • Gregor Laskowski

    Venezia Music Festival 2021 (Italy)

    Posted October 16 by Gregor Laskowski - 48 views - 0 comments

    11th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Venice and Jesolo (Italy)12.05. - 16.05.2021 VENICE – city of channels and gondolasSince 1987 Venice and its lagoon have been on the UNESCO-list of cultural heritage. For many people it is the most beautiful city in the world, and is especially fascinatin... read more