Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS In this episode, we discuss how to create a reliable system for repertoire selection and score preparation and we give you a glimpse inside Choir Leader Academy.
It’s probably fair to say that many of us have arrived at our choir rehearsals without so much as having lifted that conducting arm since the previous week. Life is busy, things get in the way and often conducting technique can come way down the list of things to squeeze in. Developing your skills as […]
We were contacted last week by Sam Wilson, an assistant producer from TwentyTwenty, the television production company that’s making Gareth Malone’s latest show. You can see details on the flyer below. It’s aimed at a cappella groups in the UK. In addition to scouting for groups to take part in the competition, the producers are also […]
We all know that most of our work as choir leaders is done outside the rehearsal room (something our choirs sometimes don’t appreciate). Whether you’re a conductor or conductor/manager, you probably have a ‘to do’ list as long as your arm. One of the tasks you may find yourself neglecting is score study. With all […]
Choosing repertoire for your community choir can be extremely rewarding. You select songs which you know will inspire and create great enjoyment for your singers. We can’t necessarily get it right all of the time but if you consider these top five tips you’ll be well on the way. Consider your event/performance You may have […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS In this episode we discuss some practical strategies to encourage your choir to sing ‘in tune’ without freaking them out.
I woke up yesterday morning with sore ribs. It was the kind of soreness that you get from doing something strenuous, like carrying heavy shopping. I racked my brains. I hadn’t lifted anything particularly heavy in the preceding 24 hours, so what had caused the strain? Then I realised – it was from conducting my […]
In the run-up to a performance, time can seem to fly by in a blur. All of a sudden you realise the big day is upon you. If you are under-prepared, this can be a nerve-wracking experience as you panic about what needs to be done, learned or organised. However, if you are well-prepared, the […]