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Choir leaders: Look after your voice

Being a choir leader can be demanding on your voice, particularly if you are also a singer and like to demonstrate during rehearsals. Just as preparing repertoire and rehearsals is vital to what you do, so is looking after and maintaining your voice. If you are always rushing around and your voice sounds tired and […]

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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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