Monday, October 30, 2017

8 reasons why choir leaders should go to more singing workshops

Recently I went to an amazing weekend for choir leaders led by Stephen Taberner of The Spooky Men’s Chorale.

Sing Africa (Africapella) Portsmouth 2017 (23)

I don’t spend enough time on the receiving end so found it thoroughly refreshing and stimulating. Here’s why it’s good for you.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Mixed tenor sections: the weirdness of men and women singing the same note

Many community choirs have mixed tenor sections with men and women singing the same part.

men and women singing

That’s when things can get weird! Let’s look at what’s going on.

Monday, October 16, 2017

How to keep your performances interesting

Is it enough for your choir to stand in front of an audience and just sing?

Or do you need to make your performances more ‘interesting’ somehow?

Monday, October 09, 2017

Make your choir leading easier by doing less

Many choir leaders believe that they’re indispensable, that their choir only functions when they’re out front leading.


But this can be stressful and doesn’t take into account the choir’s ability as a whole. Here’s how to make your choir leading easier.

Monday, October 02, 2017

How do you know how loud you should sing in choir?

Your singing teacher is always telling you to be more confident and sing up.

boy shouting

But your choir leader asks you to sing quietly and listen to each other. So how loud should you be singing?