In this episode we reveal the top five questions we get asked by our audience and give you our answers to them.
If you’re leading a choir, it’s quite likely that it isn’t your only job. You may have a ‘day job’, be bringing up a family or dealing with any number of other commitments. Spare time can feel like a fantasy as you frantically try to juggle your weekly activities. However, with a little planning, running […]
Do you know why your singers keep coming back to choir? Have you asked them? We often ask our choirs for feedback. Here’s what they say. Fun Singing is, simply, great fun. It puts a smile on your face, even after a hard day. There are a couple of things you can do to embrace […]
You could be forgiven for thinking that being a choir leader is mainly about musical ability. While that’s pretty high up on the scale, there are many other skills and attributes required to be a great choir leader. Here are my top five which will get you on the road to success. Good communicator Communication is a key quality in building […]
In this episode we talk about how we overcame ‘imposter syndrome’ to lead our choirs with confidence and give you some great tips to boost your confidence and enjoyment of leading your choir.
In the process of rehearsing and performing with your choir over months and years, you’ll build up quite a range of repertoire with your choir. Having new, exciting pieces for your choir to sing is always a challenge. However, don’t underestimate the importance of re-using existing repertoire. I confess, I have too often been of the […]
When I started out as a choir leader, I was completely at sea! I had sung in choirs for many years, but had only a tiny amount of experience as a conductor. I had a good track record as a lawyer, including advocacy, training and public speaking, but that was all in a professional context […]
As your choir grows and develops, you may have the opportunity to stage a concert yourselves and be wholly in charge of its style and content. There can be significant benefits to choosing a theme that will tie all the content together. I’m not suggesting that every concert you do has to have a theme, […]