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blog: Spend some Time in Caorle/Venice - the best thing you do next Spring

… this how we think about it, but let’s see, what the others say! "Venezia in Musica was a great experience For me and my choir. the festival was well organized and the staff was always smiling and helpful. We found Caorle picturesque and ...

blog: ALBION - What we didn't put on the album

OK so some songs we recorded didn't make the CD "these Islands". Here is one that got away. the Miller of Dee. We will soon be putting up a podcast of the Choral Celebration, For a limited Time in the run up to the Grand Depart. Keep your eyes and ears...

blog: Choral Arranging...the more I do , the more I learn

I think I’ve started a new project that is going to keep me learning new musical skills For a long Time….. I love working on choral arrangements, however the more I do and the more I think about them, the more I actually learn. I am extremel...

blog: Trying to please all the people all the Time

[this is a version of a post which first appeared on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   I found myself last week arranging a bunch of songs to teach at the weekend. As usual, I’d left it far too late and was feeling rushed.   &nb...

blog: Music is too freely available – 10 things we've lost because of that

[A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   Once upon a Time you could only hear your favourite song if you travelled to a live perFormance. It was a special, one-off, shared experience.   ...

blog: Dear Earh - the consortium that will unite the choirs to help the Amazon.

At the Time of writing music, my mission was always to bring people together. It seems to me that the union that is achieved thanks to singing is one of the most transcendental unions that humans can experience. With "Dear Earth" I wanted to go one step b...

blog: 6 facts about singing to help first-Time singers

[the views expressed in this blog are from my personal experiences from 25 years of leading non-auditioned community choirs in the UK, as well as adult singing workshops. My focus is on teaching by ear using a repertoire of songs from traditions across th...

blog: Looking after yourself in a busy concert season

[A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   For many of us, this Time of year is just one concert after another. It’s great to be doing so much singing, but it can have its downsides. &n...

blog: Mood of Christmas 2013; A 10th Time Success

10 years ago, when Yasmin Cader asked Soul Sounds to do a concert at the then Colombo Plaza, little did I know that 10 years later we would still be singing heralding the birth of Christ at the same venue... I thank god For the blessings, and thank all in...

blog: Waiting For Early Birds fly to Budapest

This will be the 17th Time that we return to capital of Hungary. If you still hesitate about this event, now you can see deeper in the scene by participants of earlier Budapest International Choir Competition & Festival. “You created a plac...