Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, we’re delighted to welcome composer and Total Choir Resources collaborator Dean Jones. Dean is working with us to produce a range of beautiful, accessible choral arrangements that will be available from June 2017.
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Have you ever asked yourself that question? Have you ever thought to yourself that surely there are people better suited to being a choir leader than you: better musicians; more qualified, more experienced, more likeable? What business have you to lead this choir, with all your faults and inadequacies? If you’ve ever struggled to find the confidence […]
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn Part 1 of this podcast, we looked at various choir membership structures, so if you didn’t catch that, you can go back and listen to episode 102. In Part 2, we’re dealing with payment structures.
I was reminded over the weekend of one of the most powerful ways you can improve your conducting – watch other conductors. I was lucky enough to attend an all-day masterclass event run by the Assocation of British Choral Directors and led by tutors Neil Ferris and Jo Tomlinson. About a dozen conductors participated and […]
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode and the next, we discuss different choir membership and payment structures, and the benefits and challenges of the various options.
One of the skills I struggled to learn when I started out as a choir leader was finding the right tempo for a piece or song. In one memorable session on my conducting course, I led the assembled group through a movement of the Mozart Requiem. Afterwards, the tutor asked me why I’d chosen that […]
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, we announce our fantastic new project for 2017 – a brand new digital music store just for choirs, offering not just scores, but resources to help choir leaders plan repertoire, rehearsals and teaching.
Recruiting new singers into an established choir is a balancing act. You want to make the choir accessible to newbies, but you don’t want to bore the old hands. You also have many other considerations about what you rehearse and when. Here are few tips to help you deal with integrating new choir members. Recruit deliberately You […]