It's been slightly odd this year as the children finished school and I still had 3 gigs and a rehearsal to go! We gigged with two of my smaller ensembles (The Magnificent 7 and the Liberty Chorus) on the hottest day of the year with just ourselves and a fan - but were brilliant non … Continue reading End of term review…..
Yes! I believe it can. An article written by Shankar Mahadevan Academy on 05 April 2014 suggests that successful public speaking isn't totally down to the content but that much of it is attributed to a strong voice. A voice the can be heard and that doesn't fade off after an initial strong start. Maintaining … Continue reading Can singing help public speaking?
It's official. Chasing Cars has been the most played song of the 21st century on UK radio. I'm not one bit surprised. As any of you who have ever sung in a choir with me, you'll know my love for this song. True to form for a Snow Patrol song, its strength lies in its … Continue reading Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
On Saturday we joined forces with local councillors to protest against the closure of our hall. It's in the early stages of planning to be sold off as a package of land. We don't know what will happen yet, but we aren't prepared to go down without a fight, or a song. When there's a … Continue reading A chorus of protest….
Photo credits Phil Wilkinson So much sunshine laughter and fun at the Rushcliffe Borough Council annual 'Proms in the Park' in West Bridgford last Saturday! Around 80 of the West Bridgford Liberty Singers turned out in the heat to belt our a few of our favourite classics in front of friends family and the good … Continue reading We do love a good gig….
I'm sharing something very special today. I arranged this (one of my favourite Cure songs) this term for the West Bridgford Liberty Singers. The original track has a lot of instrumental work and I re-worked these for 4 part voices. It wasn't an easy song to teach as many of the choir hadn't heard it … Continue reading Show me how you do that trick…