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5 great reasons to warm up your choir

5 Great reasons to warm up your choir

Creating new and exciting warm-ups to inspire our singers is a crucial part of our rehearsal planning process. Sometimes, when we’re busy, it can be all too easy to throw in some old favourites without much thought. However, the warm-up session of your reherasal is the perfect opportunity to develop your choir. With careful planning, you […]

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Plan ahead for a smooth rehearsal season

Plan ahead for a smooth rehearsal season

Planning a rehearsal season can be a daunting task. You might have new repertoire to learn, existing repertoire to maintain and various performances and events to stay on top of. Here are a few helpful tips to keep everything in perspective. Avoid ‘traffic jams’ If you’re lucky enough to receive lots of invitations for your […]

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What makes a great choir leader?

What makes a great choir leader

You could be forgiven for thinking that being a choir leader is mainly about musical ability. While that’s pretty high up on the scale, there are many other skills and attributes required to be a great choir leader. Here are my top five which will get you on the road to success. Good communicator Communication is a key quality in building […]

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How to encourage your choir to sing with emotion

How to encourage your choir to sing with emotion

With our contemporary and chamber choirs, we spend a lot of time learning our repertoire thoroughly. We also spend a lot of time focusing on the physical aspects of technique – posture, diction, facial expression, breathing. Occasionally, I think that with all the focus on the detail of rehearsal and performance, we can lose the essential, […]

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5 ways to source the perfect choir rehearsal venue

If you’re starting a choir choosing your venue can be exciting and makes everything feel very real! Making the right choice can be key to the success of your new venture. To help you here are five ways to ensure your venue is the perfect fit. Location Depending where you live you may have a […]

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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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