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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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CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED QUEEN – THECHO!R sings for a cure to cancer!!!

Celebrating the timeless music of Freddie Mercury and Queen, THECHO!R presents CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED QUEEN at the Thornbury Theatre on Sat 20th September at 8pm and Sunday 21st September at 2pm. THECHO!R, created by award winning conductor Dr Jonathon Welch AM in 2009, presents their second SING FOR A CURE concert, supporting the amazing work of the new St Vincent's Cancer Centre in Melbourne. THECHO!R will be joined by special guest soloist/entertainer DANIELLE MATTHEWS, hot on the heels…See More
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Coral Art Society of NJ Starts a New Season at Presbyterian Church in Wesfield

September 8, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
On Tuesday, September 8, 2014 the Choral Art Society of New Jersey will rehearse for its 53rd concert season in Westfield. Music Director Martin A. Sedek has prepared an exciting and innovative roster of choral works to be performed in January 2015 and May 2015.  The January 25, 2015 concert will be a celebration of works for choir and organ with its centerpiece the beautifully majestic "Messe Solennelle" by Louis Vierne.  Also on the program will be works by Brahms, Faure, Gardiner, and…See More
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MUSIC IN THE TOURISM

Do you plan to explore new places or countries while remaining creative and productive in your passion or career of music? MUSIC IN THE TOURISM is made for youThe purpose of this journey is to get acquainted with the families of gorillas, and to discover the beauty hidden of the bigger island of forest of mountains of east Africa and Central Africa And to visit also the animals of the savanna While continuing to do your work of music, by being more creative in association with one of the well…See More
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OPEN CALL FOR OPERA CHORUS at Lincoln Center LDS Temple

September 3, 2014 at 6pm to November 23, 2014 at 7pm
Vocal Productions NYCDouble Bill Pagliacci / IolantaWe are looking for men to perform chorus roles in our fully staged production!All chorus positions are currently volunteer with the potential of becoming paid positions as the company grows.Our General Manager Valentin Peytchinov is a former Metropolitan Bass who gives a free Chorus-only master class at the end of every run.It's a great chance to make some major contacts, showcase your talent and get to be known in the company more! It's also…See More
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Taconic Opera 2014 Gala: Opera Goes to Hell, with Special Guest Renata Scotto at CV Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY

September 18, 2014 from 7pm to 9:45pm
Taconic Opera, now in its seventeenth season in Westchester, will present an unusual fundraiser on Thursday, September 18, 2014, in White Plains at the CV Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway.  The Gala’s theme, Opera Goes to Hell, will take you on an infernal journey into perdition. The event includes a sumptuous meal and an opportunity to meet Taconic Opera’s top operatic artists who will take you on a thrilling musical voyage into the Netherworld of some of the world’s most famous operas. The special…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:



Jeffrey remarks:


"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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Presentation Mini Master Class





Maestro…
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Working With Singers

Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

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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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