Monthly Archives: July 2012

If you reach for the stars…

Like millions of others on Friday night we watched the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, and not only was it a visual spectacular, but it was also a musical extravaganza. The whole evening was a glorious mix of both … Continue reading

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Musical Milestones

I was listening to a recording of My Fair Lady last night from this years BBC Proms and it set me thinking about my musical milestones. Why My Fair Lady? Because it was the last school production I took part … Continue reading

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The Virtual Choir

One of my favourite contemporary composers is Eric Whitacre, who first came to my attention via twitter (you can follow him at @ericwhitacre) when I saw a tweet advertising his virtual choir. I was intrigued enough to take a look … Continue reading

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Recording session no2

Tonight we had our second recording session, thankfully the room was not as hot and we managed to get 6 more tracks down in the two hours available to us. Tonight’s tracks included two of my personal favourites, Anthem from … Continue reading

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Sing or swim…….

One of the best vocal workshops I ever attended was an NAC (National Association of Choirs) event in Kidderminster last year. The workshop was divided into different sessions, one of which was given by a young local singer for would … Continue reading

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Recording session no1

Ok, so our first recording session took place on Thursday, maybe not as glamerous a recording venue as the big name pop stars get (local school drama studio!) and it was rather hot due to the lack of ventilation (soundproof … Continue reading

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