World Choir Games Flanders 2021
  • Chris Rowbury

    Mixed tenor sections: the weirdness of men and women singing the same note

    Posted March 4 by Chris Rowbury - 1209 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]Many community choirs have mixed tenor sections with men and women singing the same part. photo by Stefan Karpiniec That’s when things can get weird! Let’s look at what’s going on.There is often a short... read more

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    Do everything you can to support your choir leader – they’re the only one you’ve got!

    Posted February 24 by Chris Rowbury - 317 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]Most singers join a choir because they share the passion and vision of the choir leader. Your choir leader is the creative heart of your choir and is what gives it its unique flavour. If anybody else took over your choir ... read more

  • ECOTORIO … Singing out about climate change! Be Part of a World Premiere

    Posted February 18 by PlayItForward - 302 views - 0 comments

    Play It Forward invites all singers from around the globe to participate in the creation of a virtual music video of the first movement – THE PROTEST from ECOTORIO - a ground breaking new climate change choral work. ABOUT ECOTORIO Commissioned by Play It Forward, ECOTORIO has been composed by our award-winning ... read more

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    5 ways to keep things fresh when you’re being taught a song you already know

    Posted February 17 by Chris Rowbury - 194 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]At any singing workshop I run there will probably be someone who already knows one of the songs I’m teaching. photo by Sludge G If that is you, what are your options for staying interested?I try very hard to make s... read more

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    Some people take pride in saying they can’t sing – but is that just fear talking?

    Posted February 10 by Chris Rowbury - 311 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]You’ll know by now that I believe that everyone can sing. Apparently this irritates some people who really think that they can’t sing. Why is that? everyone can sing … I was reminded the other day of ... read more

  • Gregor Laskowski

    Cracovia Music Festival 2021

    Posted February 9 by Gregor Laskowski - 237 views - 0 comments

    12th International choir and orchestra festival in Cracow (Poland)29.09. - 03.10.2021 CRACOW – one of the twelve most important towns in the worldThe former capital of Poland is one of Europe’s last undiscovered destinations by mass tourism. Here the Holy Father Pope John Paul II served as a Bishop for m... read more

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    Praha Music Festival 2022 (Czech Republic)

    Posted February 9 by Gregor Laskowski - 109 views - 0 comments

    12th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Prague (Czech Republic)24.08. - 28.08.2022 PRAGUE – one of Europe’s most beautiful metropolesExperience the Golden City on the Vltava with its flair and numerous sights like the famous Prague Castle, Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge, and the G... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Is there an alternative to being patient when leading a choir?

    Posted February 3 by Chris Rowbury - 375 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]I’ve been praised many times by the singers I work with for being so patient. Which makes me wonder: what’s the alternative?I must admit that I find it quite easy (most of the time!) to be patient when leading... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Do you need to practice outside choir rehearsals?

    Posted January 27 by Chris Rowbury - 322 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]Many singers come to choir – especially “singing for fun” groups – to get away from the stresses of regular life. They love to sing and find it a relaxing escape from the daily grind. photo by Aka ... read more

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    How to develop perfect warm up exercises for your choir

    Posted January 20 by Chris Rowbury - 440 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]The choir leader’s (and singer’s) lament: “I’m bored with the warm ups and want new ideas.” It’s very easy to create your own exciting new warm up exercises. I’ll show you how.&nb... read more