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5 great ways for choir leaders to unwind

As busy choir leaders organising rehearsals, repertoire, performances and all the administration that goes with it, plus leading our busy lives, it can be easy to forget to relax! Relaxation is crucial, it allows us to take a break, to take time for ourselves and to feel restored so that we can move forward with […]

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How to handle coughs and colds in your choir

Many of you in warmer climates will be enjoying summer weather at the moment (you lucky things), but here, it’s mid-winter. ‘Tis the season of coughs, colds and snuffles! If your choir members are suffering from seasonal afflictions, here are a few tips to remind them about how to look after their voices. Keep it […]

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Freshen up your choir for the year ahead

There’s nothing like a new season for reflecting on your choir and how you will inspire and excite your singers (and yourself) in the months ahead. Here are five areas to consider as you go into a new phase with your choir. Building your skills Running a choir takes lots of time and energy. Is your own development […]

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5 great gift ideas for Choir Leaders

For most of us choir leaders the promise of a couple of weeks break after a hectic festive choir schedule is the perfect Christmas gift. However, if you want to treat yourself or a special choir leader friend to a gift, here are some ideas. (Most of these links are to UK pages, but they deliver […]

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5 great festive warm-ups and activities for your choir

As Christmas approaches you may, like me, have noticed an extra buzz in rehearsals. Christmas repertoire seems to bring out the seasonal cheer in singers. While you prepare your repertoire for December performances, why not also include some festive warm-up ups and activities in your rehearsals. Here are five fun ideas: Ho, ho, ho There […]

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