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5 Dumb Things Directors Say to Choirs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Cooney Oct 14, 2012. 4 Replies

 

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Do you sing in a chorus or choir?
Yes
Are you a solo singer?
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What types of music do you like to sing?
Classical
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Community Choir, Other

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What Has Happened to Good Church Music?

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 8:30am 5 Comments

Does today's church "sell out" by dumbing down the quality of music in worship? Sadly, I see pastors giving in to an entertainment church model just trying to keep members attending and attempting to attract "young" people to join. Being totally out of touch with the millennial mindset, this is a strategy that is attempting those who want substance, not fluff.



This style of music is called many things such as, "7-11 Music" (7 words 11 times), "Holy Karoke", "Happy Clappy", "Jump for… Continue

Working through people

Posted on October 2, 2008 at 10:21am 0 Comments

Impacting people’s lives and moving toward a strong vision is what the Transformational Leader endorses totally. Maintaining the unswerving commitment to the vision and encouraging others is one of the key driving forces toward success. Music directors especially recognize that they are in the business of transforming people and their productivity. The other transformation that takes place is the key: transforming people’s lives through their participation in programs and… Continue

Becoming a Transformational Leader

Posted on August 8, 2008 at 10:36pm 0 Comments

Transform means change. How does the leader inspire, enable and empower others to bring change into an organization? By encouraging, sharing, coaching, trusting, modeling, valuing, reinforcing and many others. Being a Transformational Leader is similar in many ways to being a Charismatic Leader. The major difference is the focus of the Transformational Leader on working through people and not through one’s own power.



The Transformational Leader produces through people. The ideal… Continue

Building a Musical Ensemble As Transformation

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Conductors understand transformation experientially. The very nature of our work is that of transformation.



A group of singers shows up for rehearsal. They come to sing – each with a different perspective and possibly a different level of talent. The skilled choral conductor listens, instructs, motivates, encourages, and affirms the changes that are necessary to mold this unrelated group of singers into a unified sound. The product is called an ensemble. We strive for that unity as… Continue

Church Music Director as Transformational Leader

Posted on August 6, 2008 at 1:10pm 0 Comments

Being or becoming a church musician is a very different identity and skill set than a musician doing church music. There really is a tremendous difference! The church musician, the conductor of the choir, the music leader for worship must be focused on and dedicated to leading people in a strong spiritual journey through liturgy and worship participation. It is a unique and very special duty and delight! The conductor is, in fact, a spiritual leader, a transformational leader empowered by… Continue

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At 6:24pm on July 11, 2013, Peacing It Together said…

Thank you for including me. I look forward to sharing information about my work. Stay tuned to my blog.

At 9:07pm on March 27, 2012, Christopher Stewart said…

Na visotah Tummo

hey Hugh !

just a quick thanks for mentioning the bookcast in the recent newsletter...

wishing you joy & inspiration ! :o)

blessings,

Chris

At 11:27am on August 11, 2010, Christopher Stewart said…
Thanks for mentioning the Uncertainty Principle in the newsletter Hugh ! :o)

Hope you're having inspired times and loads of musical activities !

Best wishes,
Chris
At 5:21pm on September 8, 2009, Janet Lanier said…
Thanks for the information about this site Hugh. It looks like a very active community. I'm looking forward to exploring the pages.

Blessings,
Janet
At 11:01pm on May 25, 2009, Christopher Stewart said…

Hi ! Just want to thank you for highlighting my blog post in your latest broadcast email... very much appreciated !

Best wishes,
Chris

At 4:16pm on February 27, 2009, Robin Kissinger said…
Hi Hugh,
Well, I made it here.
Blessings and Happy Trails,
Robin
At 6:05pm on November 9, 2008, Paulo Faustini - Umbrian Serenades said…
Thank you for contacting us at Umbrian Serenades, Hugh! I'd be happy to add a link to this website from our website if you'd like!

Regards,
Paulo Faustini
At 11:21am on October 6, 2008, Ken Carter said…
Hugh,
I'll try to call you this week. Haven't gotten a reply re our Jerusalem project.
Ken Carter (866) 462-4659
At 9:48am on August 6, 2008, Emma Davis said…
Hugh,
Please feel free to share my info with others.
Emma
At 8:51am on August 6, 2008, Emma Davis said…
Hugh,

Thank you for the welcome and comments on the music that I posted! I love the Lord and I am glad to be a part of His family and this group. You asked me to let you know what I like. I took advantage of the site's My Theme optional settings and made My Page my own with color and attractive design. I have been a student of music for years and I have enjoyed the mini master classes posted by Doug Lawrence this week. I am interested in learning more that will help me to grow as a singer. My main goal is to joyfully proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that is worthy of such an excellent message.

Yours,
Emma
 
 
 

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Boombox - world premiere at Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

Melbourne International Singers Festival presentsThe Australian VoicesWorld Premiere BoomboxSaturday 6 June 7.30PMDeakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne NO ROBES.  NO RULES.  NO WORRIES.An old-school boombox sits on stage; a choir enters, presses play, and a travesty of choral music ensues. The ensemble plays with toy instruments, stand-up comedy, rap-battles, sporting commentary, mime, beatboxing, recordings from our unruly parliament and – frankly – whatever else we can get away…See More
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Concert by Somerset Chamber Choir - "In Paradisum" - Fauré Requiem at Wells Cathedral

July 25, 2015 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Full details of the concert are shown on our web site but Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, one of the landmark choral works of the late 19th century, will feature in the second half with a treble, James Gooding singing the Pie Jesu solo.The programme also includes music by Bach, Dupré, Poulenc, Messiaen and Whitacre together with an exciting new Mass setting by David Briggs, the British organ virtuoso and composer.Finally the choir is proud to be giving the première of a work with poignant local…See More
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Dr Kirby Shaw – presents a Professional Development Day (Melbourne, 4 June 2015) at Deakin Edge, Federation Square

June 4, 2015 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
School of Hard Knocks & Melbourne International Singers Festival present:TEACHER’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYDr Kirby Shaw, Presenter Thursday June 4, 20159:30 am – 3:30pm, Deakin Edge, Federation Square Kirby Shaw from the United States is a world-renowned expert in choral music education. In this inaugural visit to the East Coast of Australia, Dr Shaw will present an intimate, special day of professional development geared to anyone in the business of educating singers. Dr Shaw will…See More
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Best of British - Queen’s Birthday Concert at Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015 presentsBest of British - Queen’s Birthday ConcertMonday June 8 2015, 2.30pmDeakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square Come and celebrate with a right-royal musical romp and all your favourite Best of British music – including the Beatles, John Rutter’s ‘Gloria’, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory! Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's milestone as the longest reigning British monarch!! FeaturingKirby Shaw, Kathleen McGuire & Jonathon…See More
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Melodia! Festival In Cuba at Havana, Cuba

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Classical Movements proudly announces Melodia! In Cuba, open to choirs across the globe. With esteemed guest conductors Dr. Joshua Habermann and Dr. Digna Guerra leading workshops, individual choir performances in outstanding venues throughout the breathtaking city of Havana, experience in Cuban music and dance workshops and local cultural out reach. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity you won’t want to miss! For more information please contact (703) 683-6040 or sara@classicalmovements.com…See More
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Only Women Aloud - women’s project choir, led by Dr Kathleen McGuire

Only Women Aloud  - women’s project choir The School of Hard Knocks is excited to launch the 2015 Melbourne International Singers Festival season of Only Women Aloud, starting Sunday 3rd May.Only Women Aloud is an un-auditioned women's project choir, which will be led by the brilliant Dr Kathleen McGuire.   Kathleen has selected an exciting new selection of songs for this project. Only Women Aloud will be performing at the festival as an individual choir, and will also be joining with the…See More
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Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.

 

What's next? Are we getting some culture on TV?

 





The all female choir performs…

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The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:



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"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…
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Working With Singers

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Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt





In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…
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