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The Glorious World of Choir

I don’t sing because I’m happy. I’m happy because I sing. –  William James Those of us in the choral world have witnessed first-hand the glorious and wide-ranging benefits of group singing. But not everyone ‘gets it’. If you are

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Choir Competition

Choir competitions allow for the giving and receiving of inspiration. As much as conductors work to motivate, encourage and inspire choirs, peer inspiration is even more effective. In short, children inspire children, and most effectively through live performance. Making progress

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Ten Tips for Choral Conductors

1.Energy! The conductor must have more energy than the choir. Choirs respond to an energetic and passionate conductor. Particularly with young choirs, a fast-paced rehearsal captures the choristers’ attention, reducing boredom and unwelcome behaviour. 2. Model! As conductors we should

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Want to build empathy within your staff? Sing together.

One of the most significant neuroscientific contributions in recent times involves the linking of the hormone oxytocin with singing. If there is such a thing as a ‘bonding’ hormone, oxytocin is it. Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the brain that

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