Sunday, January 26, 2014

You can’t franchise charisma – why your choir leader is special

The fact is that pretty much anyone can lead a choir. Some do it better than others and some do it worse, but it’s not rocket science. However, your particular choir leader is special and brings something unique to your choir.

Pink Singers July 2013 (3)

That special something can’t be copied or franchised. Choirs are all about the people in them – including their leader. I’ll show you some lessons that can be learnt from this, whether you’re a singer or a choir leader (or a business opportunist!).

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Don’t peak too soon – effective rehearsal planning for your next concert

The OK Chorale have just started back after a long Christmas break. This term we’re working towards our annual spring concert. I need to plan an effective rehearsal schedule.

Singing Safari at St Peter's 2013

Our singers are all amateurs with busy lives, so what’s the best way to organise rehearsals so we peak at the right time?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

7 ways to share your choir’s singing without making a big performance of it

Some choirs don’t perform at all (see Choirs that don’t perform). But most choirs, at some point, will want to share their hard work with others.

song circle
photo by pyramis

It is possible to share your choir songs without it being scary or making it a big deal. I’ll show you how.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

What small changes will make you a better singer or choir leader in the coming year?

There is always room for improvement, whether you’re a singer, a choir leader, a choral arranger, a workshop leader or a choir committee member. But it can become overwhelming if you tackle everything at once and try to make too many changes.

photo by Ben Terrett

Focus on just a few small changes for the better. Here’s how.