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Using Customised Backing Tracks
General Rehearsal Tips

Using Customised Backing Tracks

Using backing tracks to accompany your singers can help to give the performance a real sense of...
Lullaby from Australia
Warm Up Resources

Lullaby from Australia

Sharing songs from different cultures helps us to become aware and learn more of those cultures. 'Inanay' is...
5 Fun Ways to Start Your Choir Session
Rehearsal Tips

5 Fun Ways to Start Your Choir Session

Get ideas and inspiration ! Leaders are learners. Check out our Inspire Club Guest of the Month...
Roger Emerson: Getting Started
General

Roger Emerson: Getting Started

By word of introduction, back at the outset of the pandemic, when I launched the CCL, I...
Tips for Marketing Your Choir
General

Tips for Marketing Your Choir

I launched my first community choir at the primary school where I was the music teacher. I...
Teaching Vocal and Choral Technique
Rehearsal Tips

Teaching Vocal and Choral Technique

So you’re probably reading this blog because you have a community choir. Or maybe you have a...
8 Mistakes I Made…
General

8 Mistakes I Made…

Five years ago, I set up The Great Day Choir - a daytime pop choir for women...
Ta dah!
General

Ta dah!

If you've got a performance with your choir coming up, then take the opportunity to use it...
Taster Session: Pros and Cons
General

Taster Session: Pros and Cons

Do you offer a taster session for interested people to try out your choir? What are the...
The quickest ways to help new singers feel a part of your choir community
General

The quickest ways to help new singers feel a part of your choir community

A remarkable aspect of Military Wives Choirs is that new singers are made to feel welcome and...
20 Creative Ways with QR Codes
General Rehearsal Tips

20 Creative Ways with QR Codes

Have you discovered the endless possibilities for using QR codes to help the running of your choir...
Lizzy Renihan: Guest Blog
General

Lizzy Renihan: Guest Blog

Lizzy Renihan writes, "Hands up all choir leaders who’s said “smile everyone!” in rehearsal when the choir...
Should your choir always have eye contact?
General

Should your choir always have eye contact?

Should your choir always have eye contact? How do we use eye contact in choir? Where do...
Happy National Introvert Week!
General

Happy National Introvert Week!

Feeling drained after your session or performance night? Maybe you are an introverted community choir leader! Read...
Performing acknowledges people
General

Performing acknowledges people

As we conclude our month focusing on performing, I'd like to share some final thoughts about the...
Kokoleoko
General

Kokoleoko

The song 'Kokoleoko' is from Liberia and is perfect as a warm up song. The lyrics are...
Memorising Lyrics
General

Memorising Lyrics

Got a performance coming up? We have. I have decided that I would like my singers to...
Get your choir performing
General

Get your choir performing

So you've got your choir up and running for the year. They have a couple of new...
Choosing Songs
General Song Suggestions

Choosing Songs

Songs - the lifeblood of a choir! How do we choose them, and keep choosing them every...
Waddaly atcha
General Warm Up Resources

Waddaly atcha

This song is guaranteed to make your choir belly laugh! But first, can you do it? try...
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