Monday, June 30, 2014

If you’re looking for new singers, don’t expect them to come to you

You’ve put your fliers out, spread the word, mentioned it on Facebook, but still you find it hard to recruit new singers.


If you’re asking someone to try something unfamiliar, you need to make the effort to take it to their home territory – don’t expect them to come to you.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Singing – the more you do it, the worse you get!

You work on a song in choir week after week, but slowly things seem to get worse. You worry about getting the words right, you can’t seem to remember the second part of the melody, your voice stops hitting the high notes.

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photo by Alex Proimos

What’s going on? Here’s what I think ...

Monday, June 16, 2014

Dress to impress – choosing suitable outfits for your choir

As many regular readers will know, I hate a choir in uniform.

However, it is a good idea to have some kind of unifying dress code and also to show your audience that you’ve made an effort. Here are some ideas to consider.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Taking over an established choir – a guide for choir leaders

Choir leaders don’t last forever so there will come a time when a choir needs to find a new one.


If you’re the person who gets the job it can seem daunting to take over a long-established choir. Here are a few tips to help with the transition.

Monday, June 02, 2014

How do you get to the truth of what your singing ability really is?

There is often a mismatch between how good you think you are as a singer and what your abilities really are.

pub singer

Some people vastly overrate their singing abilities (just watch X Factor!), whilst others with a fine singing voice really think they sound awful. How can we reveal a more accurate picture?