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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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WE HAVE HAD SINGING: 2014-2015 SEASON                 Pietà, an oratorio by John Muehleisen The Dominoes of St. Dominic Academy, Joseph Napoli, DirectorVOX of St. Peter’s Preparatory School, Gianpaolo Eleria, DirectorOmega Dance Company John Muehleisen will host s pre-concert discussion of Pieta 25 minutes prior to each concert. The composer’s own libretto combines writing as disparate as Kipling, Owen, Blake, Martin Luther King, orthodox hymnody and scripture in its exploration of compassion…See More
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WE HAVE HAD SINGING: 2014-2015 SEASON NO GREATER LOVE                 Pietà, an oratorio by John Muehleisen The composer’s own libretto combines writing as disparate as Kipling, Owen, Blake, Martin Luther King, orthodox hymnody and scripture in its exploration of compassion and mercy. This 90-minute, deeply moving oratorio will have only received two performances prior to Schola’s East Coast premiere. This project represents Schola’s most intense engagement effort to date, involving The…See More
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Street Requiem – Sydney Premiere 2015 in memory of those who died in Martin Place and Paris. at Verbrugghen Hall - Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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School of Hard Knocks presents the Sydney premiere of STREET REQUIEM – for those who have died on the street by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon WelchA concert in memory of those who died in Martin Place and Paris.  Funds raised by this event will support beyondblue, the charity chosen by Tori Johnson’s family, the Katrina Dawson Foundation and School of Hard Knocks programs in Sydney.Saturday 21 February 2015, 8PMVerbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium Dr Jonathon Welch AM & Dr…See More
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Life and Remembrance at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

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DCINY presents Life and Remembrance, a concert featuring the works of Mark Hayes and Pepper Choplin. In his widely popular Requiem, Hayes reflects on the text in Latin and English in a rendition written for both chorus and orchestra. This performance also features the world premiere of Choplin’s Our Father: A Journey Through The Lord's Prayer, an exploration of the prayer through music. Tickets On Sale Now!$20-$100Call CenterCharge at 212-721-6500Visit LincolnCenter.orgBox Office: 10 Lincoln…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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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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