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Planning social events to boost your choir’s team spirit

Planning social events to boost your choir's team spirit

A choir that works together as a team is enjoyable and responsive to teach, which will improve their overall sound and performance. In previous articles we’ve looked at teambuilding exercises which can be used in warm-ups to get everyone interacting. We’ve also focused on mixing up singers so that people get to meet each other […]

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How to choose repertoire that suits your choir

How to choose repertoire that suits your choir

Choir leaders are music lovers. When it comes to selecting repertoire, it can be very easy to get carried away. There’s nothing wrong with making ambitious choices, but the music you choose should suit your choir. Here are some questions to keep in mind. What sort of choir do you lead? Singers join a choir because they want […]

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Running choir rehearsals when you’re not in the mood

When you run a choir week in, week out, it’s inevitable that there will be times when you’re simply not in the mood. It happens to the best of us; after all we’re only human. You may feel tired or a bit grumpy. Whatever you’re feeling, when you walk into your rehearsal room, it’s vital that […]

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Choosing choir warm-ups to solve problems in rehearsal

Choosing warm-ups to solve problems in rehearsal

One of the aspects of leading my choir that I don’t tend to succeed at all the time is making notes after rehearsal. I always have the best intentions, and I usually manage to jot down any tasks that really need to picked up, like emailing someone or ordering scores. Where I sometimes fall down is […]

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3 Great reasons to run sectional workshops for your choir

3 Great reasons to run sectional workshops for your choir

When you work with a choir over a long period, you learn their strengths and their challenges. But not all vocal sections are the same. Sectional rehearsals allow you to focus on the needs of a smaller group, praise their strengths and encourage them to take repsonsibility for their own performance. Teambuilding and solidarity Working […]

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4 practical strategies to induct new singers into your choir

4 Practical strategies to induct new singers into your choir

As time goes by, it’s inevitable that your core of existing singers will be joined by new recruits. It’s wonderful to welcome new faces and new voices to the choir. As choir leader, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure this meeting of new and existing singers runs smoothly and benefits […]

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