About Chris

Chris is a choir and singing workshop leader based in the UK. He teaches unaccompanied harmony songs from across the globe, all in the original languages.

He is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners’ Network and shares their ethos:

“We believe that singing is everyone’s birthright and we are committed to teaching styles that are accepting and inclusive of all, regardless of musical experience and ability”. 

Chris has 30 years’ experience of teaching and running workshops in singing, voice and theatre. He has worked all over the world as a teacher, director and performer. He has taught at the Royal Festival Hall in London, at several well-known UK drama schools, at music festivals and for major corporations.

Chris runs regular world music singing groups and community choirs as well as working as a freelance workshop leader and performer.

His approach to singing is informal, energetic and empowering with plenty of fun and laughter.

You can read the full story of Chris’s journey to becoming a choir leader here: Becoming a choir leader – it’s a long story! 

And here is an interview with Chris about where his passion for music came from and how the Natural Voice approach differs from more traditional choirs: Meet the Maestro - Chris Rowbury.

You can also see Chris in action at 2013's Hand in Hand Festival and on his YouTube page with his own choirs: YouTube.com/ChrisRowbury.

From All the Music blog catalogue:

"[Chris’s] blog is an example of how music blogs are supposed to be: made with love and with a lot of passion for music. His blog is funny, informative and personal ... Want to learn more or improve your singing ability, while having fun? Check out Chris’s blog out and learn from a pro!"