Monday, December 27, 2021

Posts from Christmas past – part two

I thought I’d do a round-up of posts I’ve made over the years which are relevant in some way to Christmas.

Part one was last week. Here is part two.

Perfect presents for choral singers [humorous]

It’s that time of year again (actually, it’s not: Christmas is five days away yet) and you still have time to shop for presents.

What on earth can you get for the choral singers in your life? Here are some super ideas for ideal presents.

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Why my choir doesn’t sing carols at Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Most choirs are busy rehearsing for their Christmas concerts.

photo by Prayitno

But my choir, The OK Chorale, isn’t. Here’s why we don’t sing Christmas carols.

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How to care for your voice over the festive season

Christmas is a time for singing. It’s everywhere. Sometimes it seems that Christmas is the only time that many of us sing!

photo by Richard Towell

Whether you’re in a choir or just singing carols with friends, you need to look after your voice. Here are some ideas.

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What to do if you catch a cold and a concert is looming

At this time of year many of you will be singing in Christmas concerts.

It’s also the time of year when there are plenty of bugs around. Here’s a timely reminder of what you can do if you catch a cold and a concert is coming up.

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Christmas comes but once a year — so when to learn all the carols?

Christmas is coming. Time for concerts liberally sprinkled with seasonal songs.

But when do you start learning your Christmas repertoire? It takes a lot of work to add songs to the repertoire and then might only sing them once!

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Why choirs may choose not to sing Christmas songs

‘Tis the season to be jolly (apparently) and to sing Christmas carols.

But some choirs choose not to include Christmas songs in their repertoire. Why might this be?

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Booze, cream and other vocal dangers

It’s the festive season, a time for (over) indulgence.

There’s nothing wrong with moderation, but some of your indulgences can be bad for your voice.

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Chris Rowbury




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