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So, What’s the Deal with Summer Choir Rehearsal Attendance?

Let’s chat about summer choir rehearsals. Each year, they follow the same predictable pattern. It’s a season of fun in the sun, getaways, and, well, sneaky summer colds that come out of nowhere. In my choir world, it can feel like everyone’s hopped onto the holiday express – leaving the rest of us singers behind at the rehearsal hall.

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A Useful Guide To Help Choir Melody Singers to Step out of Their Comfort Zone - The Curious Singer Blog Photo by israel palacio on Unsplash

Help me- I’m Not Singing The Tune! A Useful Guide To Help Melody Singers To Step Out Of Their Comfort Zone

Recently, we introduced a piece of music to my gorgeous A Cappella Choir. Our particular arrangement of a well-known composition from the mid-1960s shares the melody equally between the four vocal harmonies of the singers.The usual harmony singers have embraced it quickly and are loving their moment in the spotlight. However, the same can’t be said for those typically used to singing the melody as they do in the majority of our repertoire. 

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Red Velvet on stage at LABBS Barbershop Quartet prelims June 2023

Tuning Up – The Emotional Ups and Downs of the LABBS Barbershop Quartet Prelims 2023

With adrenaline coursing and pulsating through my veins, I stepped out from behind the backstage curtain into a room filled with people cheering and clapping at the barbershop quartet prelims. Their eyes locked on us. My friend confidently led the way before me, and my two other friends were trailing behind. I could feel them around me, and we were as one.

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The Healing Effects of Singing in a Choir – A Therapeutic Experience

It’s no secret that music has the power to move us in ways that few other things can. Whether listening to a favourite song on our morning commute or singing along to a catchy tune in the shower, music can tap into our emotions and connect us to something bigger than ourselves. But did you know that singing in a choir can also have incredible therapeutic benefits? 

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String singing Friendships are formed at LABBS Harmony College

LABBS Harmony College 2023 – Embracing Friends and Singing Education

This Early Spring May Bank Holiday weekend took me to the Ladies Association of Barbershop Singers LABBS Harmony College in Nottingham. This event is held every few years, and it’s a joyous celebration of barbershop singing with hours of education to grow your mind and musical skill set – aimed at anyone interested in Barbershop Harmony, whatever their level of experience.

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Master Your Singing Learning with Technology: My Top 3 Must-Have Apps for singers, vocalists and choirs

Master Your Singing Learning with Technology: My Top 3 Must-Have Apps

Want to learn and sing music faster, be more accurate and embrace technology on your Smart Phone to make it easier? Gone are the days of learning at your rehearsals, and hoping you remember it! So to help fellow choir singers and vocalists, I’ve written this blog about my best, favourite, must-have apps I use myself on my phone, iPad and computer.

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Vocal Coach: Top Tips for Busy Singers Who Don’t Have Enough Time to Practice.

Are you dreaming of perfecting your voice and confidently owning the stage but struggling to find the time due to work, life, and family commitments? You’re not alone! As a vocal coach, choir leader, singer and contributor to singing blogs, I’ve had the pleasure of helping many singers unlock their true potential…

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