Monday, January 06, 2020

Opening your choir to new members – who? when? how?

Even if you don’t recruit regularly, there will come a time when you’ll invite new members join your choir.



But who, when and how?

Monday, December 30, 2019

Is it time to widen your musical horizons?

Many of us are in choirs which sing a particular kind of repertoire.



But it’s good to get out of our comfort zone now and again and see what else is out there.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Singing and hydration – myths and recommendations

As singers, we’re often told to drink plenty of water.



But why is that, and how much is ‘plenty’?

Monday, December 16, 2019

Booze, cream and other vocal dangers

It’s the festive season, a time for (over) indulgence.



There’s nothing wrong with moderation, but some of your indulgences can be bad for your voice.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Does interval training work?

There are many interval training exercises to help singers distinguish between, say, a perfect fourth and a minor third.



But do they actually work? Do the exercises carry over into the singing?

Monday, December 02, 2019

Why choirs may choose not to sing Christmas songs

‘Tis the season to be jolly (apparently) and to sing Christmas carols.


But some choirs choose not to include Christmas songs in their repertoire. Why might this be?