World Choir Games 2018
  • Alena Mejstrikova

    The 25th anniversary Biennial of the International Festival of Academic Choirs IFAS 2018, Czech Republic

    Posted August 10 by Alena Mejstrikova - 165 views - 0 comments

    Dear friends, 50 years ago, in 1968 an International Festival of Academic Choirs in Pardubice came into existence. It has already welcome not only various Czech choirs but also a lot of choirs from 30 foreign countries. Let us thank very much to all of you who have participated in our IFAS festival and helped make it... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    What to do if you don’t have a ‘nice’ voice

    Posted August 9 by Chris Rowbury - 661 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Many of us don’t like the sound of our singing voice. Some people won’t even sing in front of others because they don’t want to inflict their ‘horrible’ voice on them.   photo... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Use the long choir break to get better at what you do

    Posted August 2 by Chris Rowbury - 1233 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Most choirs have a long break at this time of year (whether it’s your summer or your winter).   photo by Timothy Valentine   Apart from missing the singing and your choir friends, what will yo... read more

  • Gary Leman

    Training For Choir Conductors and Directors Event 2018

    Posted July 31 by Gary Leman - 553 views - 0 comments

          From the 18th to the 22nd March 2018, Fiestalonia will hold a special event for Choir Conductors and Directors! Come and participate in our workshops and seminars and learn something new! A great opportunity to spend time with fellow professionals from around the world and also to experience a b... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How to sing religious songs if you’re not religious (or it’s not your religion)

    Posted July 19 by Chris Rowbury - 945 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   I sing and teach sacred songs from a wide range of religious traditions. But I don’t have a religious bone in my body.   photo by 10x10 - Educate Girls. Change the World   I have no problems s... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Why does the first wrong note you learn stay with you forever?

    Posted July 12 by Chris Rowbury - 494 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Sometimes (yes, I admit it), I make a mistake when I’m teaching a new song. It may be a wrong note, wrong timing or wrong phrasing.     Yet even though I correct it quickly, this first mistake ... read more

  • David Hawkin

    Fulneck Baroque 2017

    Posted July 9 by David Hawkin - 171 views - 0 comments

    FULNECK BAROQUE 2017: Fulneck Moravian Church, 38 Fulneck, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 8NT BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28 AUGUST @ 4PM   St Peter's Singers of Leeds who are celebrating their fortieth anniversary concert season present two beautiful Bach Cantatas and Handel's Foundling Hospital Anthem at the historic Fulneck Mo... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Raising the bar: singing with people who are more experienced than you

    Posted July 5 by Chris Rowbury - 1432 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Many of us are wary of attending singing workshops or choirs when we feel that people will be a lot more experienced than us. This is particularly true when you’re starting out as a singer, but that feeling ... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    How to use your audience to recruit choir members

    Posted June 28 by Chris Rowbury - 917 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   To maintain a healthy, growing choir, you need new recruits, but often you feel like you’ve exhausted all your usual sources.   photo by Star File Photo (On the home front: Toronto in WWI, Toronto St... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Ask not what your choir can do for you – ask what you can you do for your choir

    Posted June 21 by Chris Rowbury - 1082 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Kirsten left a comment on my post How to be a good choir member.   photo by Brandon Cripps   She suggested that a good choir member should “go beyond the music”, i.e. get involved with t... read more