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Jackie Edwards's Blog Entries

  • Singing Abroad - Developing Into An International Choir

    One of the beauties of choir is that the message sung often cuts across cultures and international boundaries. A traveling choir is one of the best ways to experience choir, and some of the most famous in the world - such as the Monteverdi choir - embark on truly massive worldwide tours, with current travel restrictions finding them watched by... read more
  • Myers-Briggs Personalities in the World of Singing

    Ever since the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test was first founded back in 1962, countless curious individuals have used it in a bid to gain a greater understanding of their own characters. While singers do not necessarily seek out personality analysis for the same reason as business managers would, it could still provide a fai... read more
  • Run A Virtual Choir Rehearsal With Ease

    The 2020 Olympics. The 74th Annual Tony Awards. The Cannes Film Festival. These major events have all been postponed due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing. However, your choir rehearsal does not need to be a part of that list. Thanks to online meeting platforms, you can still hold a productive rehearsal... read more
  • How the ‘Land of Song’ Holds A Special Place in Music Culture

    With well over 100 male voice choirs in Wales today, there are few better ways to experience their rich culture than to witness the historical choirs singing traditional songs across the land. As the country’s most treasured and notable feature, history tells us that singing in these choirs were once used to establish their rug... read more
  • Throwing a Themed Party to Remember with Your Choir

    If you sing in a choir then chances are, you don’t need to be sold on its benefits. Choir singing has been found in many studies to do amazing things (including boosting the immune system) and forming part of one can also boost your social skills. If the anniversary of your choir is coming up or you want to celebrate a seasonal event, wh... read more
  • Spend All Day At A Desk? Boost Your Fitness By Singing

    A recent study found that a staggering 81% people who have a desk job spend between four and nine hours a day sitting down. 64% of people felt that this wasn’t good for their health. Having this daily sedentary lifestyle certainly isn’t good for overall fitness levels and makes you more prone to putting on weight. The good new... read more
  • Why Everyone Should Join a Choir When They Retire

    Why Everyone Should Join a Choir When They Retire In Britain, over 2.8 million people enjoy the benefits of singing in a choir. There is music for every taste, from rock and pop choirs, to gospel and classical. Choral singing isn’t just something that is reserved for Sunday morning hymns, it is all-inclusive and community based. Wh... read more
  • What Is The Best Venue For My Choir Practice?

    A choir needs regular rehearsals to improve their singing, but finding the right venue can be difficult. When you are first starting out, renting rehearsal space and still being able to break even after subscriptions are paid, is often the most important thing. But as your choir grows, you may want to look for somewhere that is already set up well ... read more
  • What Is The Best Software For My Choir Arrangements?

    Many choir MDs find that one size definitely doesn’t fit all when it comes to sheet music for their community choirs. You may be running a mixed ability choir, or a choir with a limited vocal range. It may be (as the case sadly is with many community choirs) that you have many ladies, but not enough men, so need to find music that will a... read more
  • Why Singing May Be The Best Anti-Aging Solution

      As if you needed another reason to sing for joy, recent research has confirmed that singing improves positive feelings and social connections, reducing stress and making people feel more relaxed and happy. Perhaps this is why singers often appear to possess younger characteristics in terms of being energetic, cheerful and willing to tr... read more