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Choir Training Essentials

Choir Training Essentials is a superb e-book, full of practical suggestions for all choirmasters and organists. I only wish it had been available when I began my work as a choirmaster - it would have been invaluable. It's top-rate advice from an internationally-rated choirmaster and composer. Andrew Wright, Master of Music at Brentwood Cathedral, England

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Do you sometimes feel alone?

Do you sometimes feel alone in your choir training? How often have you wished you could have a word of advice from a master? If only someone who understood choir training essentials could come up with some answers.

All those questions buzzing around your mind .. what should my Choir sing? .. how can I improve my Choir's diction? .. how should I structure a Choir Practice? .. how can I get new members? .. and what on earth can I do to stop the sopranos screeching on their high notes?

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Master of Music

photograph by Eugene Langan, Dublin All the articles in Choir Training Essentials are written by Colin Mawby, whose experience with choir music extends from a Children's Choir in a small rural parish to the majestic Westminster Cathedral Choir in London, from large amateur choral societies to professional Radio choirs ...
and anything else you could imagine in between!

What Colin Mawby doesn't know about choir training isn't worth worrying about.

And he has made many of his secrets available to you in the form of two e-books - Choir Training Essentials I and Choir Training Essentials II. They include some articles originally available only to subscribers of Vivace!, and many more entirely new ones, some of them written in response to specific requests from visitors to our site.

As well as choir training articles, there are also six invaluable Performance Notes - how to go about rehearsing and performing some of our most-loved pieces of music, with step-by-step instructions on the tricky bits.

All in all, you have in Choir Training Essentials a collection of down-to-earth guides of immense value to the choirmaster at the coalface - or as one happy subscriber put it, much more eloquently, "Thanks for a great service to all of us out here struggling in the vineyards."

On top of all this, if you choose to invest in both Volumes of Choir Training Essentials, you will receive - absolutely free - a further e-book with three new Bonus articles specially geared not only to those setting up a new choir, but also for anyone simply trying to organise an existing one.

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Colin Mawby is one of the world's leading choir directors. His experience as a conductor covers all fields, these include: professional radio choirs, the superb music of Westminster Catrhedral, a deprived parish in inner London and a small country parish in rural Ireland. Any book from a musician of this stature must be essential reading for all choir masters.
Nigel Kerry, Choirmaster of the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge, England

What I can say is Vivace! Choir Training Tips are a big help for me in our music ministry. I hope that you will always send me more Tips for the benefit of my choir members. Thank you very much.
D.V. Philippines

Thank you for the wonderful tips as to how to have an effective and result-oriented choir practice. And thank you for your very educating writeups as to how to go about getting the best out of the choir whilst making them enjoy what they're doing. This is highly commendable. I therefore encourage you to continue with the good work.
E.A. Nigeria

Thanks for a great service to all of us out here struggling in the vineyards.
T.S. United States


Choir Training Essentials Volume I


So What does a Conductor do?



Working in a Positive Atmosphere

Know the Enemy!

Choir Performance

Is your Choir growing healthily?

That ol' rustling sound

Are you a Choirtrainer or a Choral Conductor?

How to sing Colin Mawby's music

Choir Adventures

... Crescendo!

Performance Note 1: Ave verum - Mawby

Performance Note 2: Preparing a Hymn for performance

Performance Note 3: Ave Verum - Elgar


Choir Training Essentials Volume II


What shall we sing?

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

A Choir of Many Colours

The Queen of the Night's last agony??

The Rhythm Method

Listen ...!

I can't get that tune out of my head ..

Hitting the Loud Pedal


Auditioning the Choir

Diction revisited

Choir Competitions and Festivals

Preparing a Rehearsal

Performance Note 4: Psalm 150 - Colin Mawby

Performance Note 5: Latin Gregorian Chant

Performance Note 6: How Lovely are Thy Dwellings - Brahms


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What should my Choir wear?

Where should my Choir sing from?

How can I organise my Choir's music?

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You have a very interesting site for Gregorian music. These are very, very interesting interpretations for singers and conductors.
A.F. Norway

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J.W. United Kingdom

I'm really thankful that I became one of your subscribers to Vivace! It helps me a lot with regards to the status and training in my choir here in the city and hope you will continue to support me with choir training. Thank you and God bless you.
A.L. Malaysia

Your Vivace! articles are always helpful.
T.N. United States


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