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…
When you sing, your voice is precious but we also need our voices for so much more! Here are 5 ways to look after it. Use your voice wisely avoiding extremes. By this I mean extreme shouting, or whispering - the things that put a stress on our voices. If (like me) you're a mummy, … Continue reading 5 ways to look after your voice….
I do love a Beach Boys hit! I love their harmonies and their sentiments and I've been dying to try one of their songs for about 5 years now! When I run my community choir, I have a large number of people, some are hard core attendees and some are more transient, so the way … Continue reading Singing workshops…. how they work
What on Earth is 'Pop up Singing'?! Let me explain. The word 'choir' often gives the wrong impression. It implies that you need 'to be able to sing' (more on that later) or be able to read music, or have experience of singing in groups. So I don't use the word. The 'Pop Up' nature … Continue reading Why Pop Up Singing works…..