WE HELP CHOIR LEADERS
by giving them the resources and support they need to build and run successful choirs
WHY WE CREATED TOTAL CHOIR RESOURCES
When we started our choirs, we felt like imposters! We had musical backgrounds, but no formal training in running choirs or conducting. What we did have was passion, determination and a desire make it work.
Over time, we’ve created successful, thriving choirs at the heart of our community. We’ve developed the leadership and musicianship skills that enable us to lead our choirs with confidence and real enjoyment.
We realise we’re lucky to work together – it can feel overwhelming to plan rehearsals, repertoire and performances alone.
Total Choir Resources was born from our desire to create tools that help, support and connect choir leaders all over the world.
Victoria & Christine
THIS IS WHAT WE DO
BOOST YOUR SKILLS
You don’t need degrees and diplomas to be an amazing, inspirational choir leader (although if you have those, congrats!).
Whether you're just starting out or you're an old hand, Total Choir Resources will guide you to the training and information you need to do the best job for your choir.
MORE TIME, LESS STRESS
Streamline your systems and learn to work smarter, not more. Get the technical know-how you need to free up your time for what you do best – leading and inspiring your choir.
Stay motivated and full of energy with our rehearsal resources.
SOMETIMES, YOU JUST NEED A CHAT
One of the most powerful things about Total Choir Resources is the community that is created by its members.
The TCR team and your fellow members are on the journey with you. We know its joys and its challenges and we're here for you.
MEET THE TEAM
CHRISTINE MULGREW - community and member support
Christine is our main point of contact for our members. She runs our live masterminds and other events and handles member communications.
"I found my way into choir-leading through a love of singing that started in childhood. From there came happy years at a local stage school, and afternoons with friends singing through favourite musicals.
In adulthood, I took a change of direction from my job as a wedding planner to pursue my singing by studying Music Performance, specialising in contemporary vocals, at the Academy of Music and Sound.
Keen to work in my own community, I decided to start a choir and see what happened! The Total Voice Contemporary Choir was born in 2010. The choir has gone from strength to strength, with eighty members who enjoy meeting, creating music and singing in their local community and beyond. Highlights include a performance at the Southampton O2 Guildhall and singing live on BBC Radio Solent, although the choir are equally delighted to entertain residents in their local care homes and hospitals at the heart of their community.
I’m passionate about helping people to build their confidence and find their voice."
VICTORIA HOPKINS - website and content production
Victoria is the geeky one who builds and manages our website and members area. She also writes many of our warm-ups.
"There was always music in my house when I was a child. Both my parents were musical and my mum taught piano, so it was inevitable that my sister and I would learn instruments and sing.
When I got to university, I joined the Gilbert & Sullivan society and thank goodness I did because it was there that I met my husband Richard. We had a lot of fun and, most importantly for a budding performer, became very comfortable with making fools of ourselves in public in the service of musical comedy.
After a fifteen year career as a lawyer, as well as many years singing in a symphony chorus, I was ready for something new. I joined Christine’s choir to get more involved in our local community and we became good friends. I stepped in to lead the choir when Christine needed a break for maternity leave and I fell in love with the job.
We created Total Choir Resources to give other choirs what we give each other – ideas, inspiration and support."
JANE REEVES - social media and community
Jane handles our social media presence and supports our member community and free Facebook group
"I was born in London to professional, touring musicians, so I’ve always had music in my life. I studied the piano, cello, French horn and clarinet and played in youth orchestras as well as choirs.
After gigging for years as a singer, I decided to take an HND in songwriting and professional practice which led me to meet the people I would set up the Choir Player app with, years later. I set up my own community choir, teaching my own arrangements, and, pre-pandemic had attendance of over 300 per week over 5 choirs. I now have three choirs back up and running. I am still a Musical Director for the Choir Player App and am loving my work with Total Choir Resources.
In January I began an MA in Music Entrepreneurship during in which I will focus on community choirs. I am committed to helping people improve their happiness through music and community singing."
Download the LITTLE BOOK OF CHOIR WARM-UPS
This handy little ebook has helped thousands of choir leaders to create fun, inspiring warm-ups for their choirs. And it's absolutely FREE!
Frequently Asked Questions
We asked them, so you don't have to.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN TOTAL CHOIR RESOURCES?
Because it's fantastic! Seriously, if all you want to do is stay up to date, read the blog, listen to the podcast and chat in the free Facebook group, you don't need to join us. But if you're serious about being the best choir leader you can be, sign up for the free trial and come on in.
WHAT DO MEMBERS GET THAT NON-MEMBERS DON'T?
Where to start?! Joining the membership gives you access to use all the goodies on Total Choir Resources – training, coaching, downloadable resources, warm-up plans, our dedicated choir leader community and lots more.
WHAT IF I JOIN AND I DON'T LIKE IT?
We think you will, but it’s fine if membership isn’t the right fit for you. Just tell us within 30 days of signing up and we’ll give you a full refund. And you can cancel any time. No questions asked.
WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE TCR TEAM?
Absolutely! We’re in the member community every day and we’re there to help with the challenges and celebrate the wins. We set up this membership to help choir leaders do the very best job they can while enjoying every moment of the journey. So yes, we’re here for you.