and the singers at Hillarys made it a great one. Friday was my last rehearsal with the Hillarys Liberty Singers. We spent an hour at their offices just polishing the final parts of the Christmas songs. We were both filmed and interviewed for Notts TV at the same time!! Then off we went downstairs to … Continue reading I thought this would be a good project…..
My singers just lllurve me when I give them yet another load of new songs to learn! While I let them look at lyrics when we are rehearsing, it's forbidden to have lyrics when we perform. It looks like we haven't bothered to learn the songs properly and I don't like it. There has been … Continue reading Lyric learning……
We are living in a more 'disposable' society. By this I mean that we are prone to giving things up more easily and/or not committing to activities so readily. One of my things about the community choir is that although I get around 110-120 people through the door, inevitably, it's never the same 110-120! So … Continue reading Why Pop Up Singing Works….
Photo credit - Ursula Kelly @studiosoftbox I found this fabulous fact and wondered how this works. Sound amazing doesn't it!? Music can have an impact on our heart rate so when we sing together, it's noted that our heart rates alter their tempo in unison together as we sing. “Singing regulates activity in the so-called … Continue reading “Heartbeats synchronise when a group sings together, bringing about a calming effect.”
Today I am promoting my work place singing! The joy of singing can bring a real sense of purpose to the workplace. It can help create and develop relationships within teams or across departments leading to improved communications and good inter-departmental bonds. I offer bespoke workshops - these are often one-off sessions regularly incorporated into … Continue reading Workplace Singing
It was in January 2018 that I launched my choir - The West Bridgford Liberty Singers - some of them remember that first night with around 128 people attending. We were certainly off to a cracking start. From there, the choir grew from strength to strength and we developed new friendships and a real sense … Continue reading Goodbye 2018…..my review of the year.