Monday, December 04, 2023

Why I write my blog “From the front of the choir”

I started this blog way back in December 2006. That’s 17 years of weekly blog posts!

I thought I’d make a little video to let you know why and how I got started.

Monday, November 27, 2023

How to get on with things when you’re just not in the mood

I’m not in the mood to write this blog today. But I need to.

How can you get on with things when you’re just not in the mood?

Monday, November 20, 2023

Pay as you go or regular fee upfront – what is the best system for singers in your choir?

Many choirs charge their members as and when they turn up: a pay as you go system.

But there are disadvantages to that approach, so other choir operate a lump sum in advance system. Let’s look at the pros and cons of these and which might suit your choir best.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Problems arising when men and women sing the same pitch: 5 relevant reads

This is one of a series of summary posts around a specific topic, bringing together five relevant posts from the past.

This summary is about the difficulties and apparent strangeness of men and women singing the same pitch together.

Monday, November 06, 2023

What is a ‘community choir’?

The term ‘community choir’ is used a lot, but what does it actually mean?

There is no single definition, but I thought I’d look at some common characteristics.

Monday, October 30, 2023

Why harmony singers are (usually) lovely people

Not everyone likes to sing in harmony with others, but those who do are often really nice people.

photo by Richard Foster

Why is that? And is it a universal truth?

Monday, October 23, 2023

How to find specific topics on this blog

I’ve written over 900 articles on this blog since I started in December 2006.

photo by Bram Cymet

That’s a lot of information to wade through! Here’s a short guide to help you find what you’re looking for.