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What Is The Best Age To Start Singing?

The obvious answer to this question is – as soon as possible! Babies start ‘singing’ as soon as they’re able to vocalize – experimenting with their instrument, and exploring the range and versatility of their voice! For the purposes of this blog post though we’ll discuss the best age to[…]

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Imperfection In Singing

Singing is difficult for many reasons, but one of the hardest things to deal with is how personal our voices are to every individual singer. Each voice is unique to that person, and as such, singers have an extra level of difficulty to deal with when learning how to use[…]

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The Importance of Music Theory In Singing

Music theory is often a chorister’s least favourite part of choir. But learning to read and understand the technical aspects of music, though difficult, is ultimately extremely rewarding. #1. Musicianship: Singing requires an excellent understanding of the relationship between notes, because unlike other instruments, singers do not have keys, or[…]

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3 Tips To Protect Your Singing Voice

The human voice, though one of the most powerful instruments, is also an extremely delicate instrument, and can be adversely affected by any number of seemingly innocuous forces. Here are three tips to help you protect your singing voice: #1. No screaming: This is, hopefully obvious, but people frequently misuse[…]

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How To Deal With Comparison in Choir

Singing in a choir means singing with other people, of different ages, abilities, and interests. This can be wonderful for many reasons, but it can also cause us to compare our voice to others, and find ourselves lacking. Here are three ideas for how to deal with comparison in choir:[…]

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3 Unusual Reasons We Love Singing

Singing is wonderful for a number of reasons, but here are three slightly unusual reasons why we love to sing! #1. It’s hard! This may seem like an odd reason to love something, but the truth is that singing is difficult. It’s difficult physically; from breath management, to core support,[…]

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Constructive Criticism In Choir

Getting feedback on your performance is a common aspect of almost every endeavour. While it can be a bit uncomfortable to receive feedback about something as personal as your voice, and your singing, constructive criticism is an essential aspect of singing, and particularly singing in a choir. Here are three[…]

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Singers As Storytellers

The voice is a wonderful and singular instrument because of its unique ability to convey story. Composers have used variations in tempo, dynamics, melody, harmony and rhythm to convey a story, but singers have the added layer of text, and are thus uniquely equipped to also be storytellers. Here are[…]

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Welcome to 2018!

Happy New Year! We are excited to return for another wonderful singing season in 2018. We have many exciting events upcoming, and we hope you’ll join us for many of them! Winter Camp: We have an upcoming winter retreat to Camp Horizon for our Calgary Children’s Choir and Calgary Youth[…]

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‘Johann’s Gift To Christmas’ Concert Roundup!

This past Saturday we held our Annual Christmas Concert at the Rozsa Centre featuring our three performing choirs; the Calgary Junior Choir, Calgary Children’s Choir, and Calgary Youth Choir. We were also pleased to feature performances from our friends, Hilary and Noel of the Amante Duo, as well as our[…]

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