Monday, October 14, 2019

How to manage when your choir becomes too popular: waiting list or a new choir

Over the last two weeks I’ve looked at whether you can have too many singers in your choir and, if so, how you can cope with that situation.



In this final post on the subject, I want to look at two further strategies: closing your choir to new members and starting a new choir.

Monday, October 07, 2019

Strategies for coping with too many singers in your choir

Last week I asked Can you have too many singers in your choir? and gave several reasons why this might be the case.



This week I want to look at strategies for overcoming these.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Can you have too many singers in your choir?

Choirs are often looking for new ways to recruit more singers.


photo by Eesti.pl

But will there come a time when you choir is too full?

Monday, September 23, 2019

What’s the best way to present lyrics when teaching a song?

Unless a song has only a few words, singers will need to see the lyrics in some form.



What’s the best way to present lyrics for the most effective learning?

Monday, September 16, 2019

How to squeeze singers into a rehearsal space that’s too small

It’s not something that happens out of choice, but sometimes we end up with too many singers for the rehearsal space available.


photo by Bryan Ledgard

Here are some ideas on how to deal with the situation.

Monday, September 09, 2019

The importance of breaks in rehearsals and singing workshops

I read two separate articles last week, both about the importance of taking breaks whilst you’re working.



It seems to be counter-intuitive to “waste time” by taking a break, but read on and find out why it’s important.

Monday, September 02, 2019

Think you’ve forgotten how to sing or conduct? It happens to us all!

Many choirs are starting back after their long summer break.


photo by Eric Kilby

Do you ever worry that you’ve forgotten how to sing or lead a choir? You’re in good company.