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Chorus America champions the dedicated choral singer by developing online resources and tools to advance skills and promoting connections between singers. We recognize that choral singing is the most popular form of participation in the performing arts, that choral singers are active and engaged citizens, and that children who sing have greater academic success and social skills.

Articles

My Touring Story

My Touring Story

Chorus America Staff | Impact/Value, Singing

Chorus America members share personal stories about touring experiences that made a big impact. Read more

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8 Signs You Are On A Chorus Tour

8 Signs You Are On A Chorus Tour

Lauren Rosenthal | Participation, Performance

Touring with your chorus can be an unique experience. Whether traveling domestically or abroad, here's a list of telltale signs that you are on a chorus tour.   Read more

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 Overcoming Musical Performance Anxiety

Overcoming Musical Performance Anxiety

A Q&A with Wendy Nixon Stothert

Chorus America Staff | Performance, Singing

Can’t breathe? Butterflies in your stomach? Afraid to open your mouth? Here are some strategies to combat Musical Performance Anxiety.  Read more

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Making Choruses Cool(er)

Making Choruses Cool(er)

A Conversation with Deke Sharon and Josh Habermann

Chorus America Staff | Impact/Value, Innovation, Performance, Repertoire, Singing

At the opening session of Chorus America’s 2014 Conference, conductor Josh Habermann and a cappella pioneer Deke Sharon talked about new trends in vocal music and breaking down boundaries between the classical and pop worlds. Read more

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Documentary Tells the Story of a Very Special Prison Choir

Documentary Tells the Story of a Very Special Prison Choir

Chorus America Staff | Community Outreach, Health, Impact/Value, Singing

Conducting Hope tells the inspiring story of the East Hills Singers at Lansing Correctional Facility in Kansas. Producer and director Margie Friedman talks about the only men’s prison choir in the country to perform outside prison walls.  Read more

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Getting in Singing Shape for a New Season

Getting in Singing Shape for a New Season

Lauren Rosenthal | Performance, Rehearsal, Singing

Getting back into tip-top singing shape after a summer away from performances and rehearsals can be a physical and mental challenge for even the most experienced chorister. Preparing for a new season? Here is a collection of Chorus America resources and other links from around the web to help you get started. Read more

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40 Years with A Prairie Home Companion

40 Years with A Prairie Home Companion

Kelsey Menehan | History, Performance, Singing

Over the July 4th holiday, A Prairie Home Companion celebrated 40 years on the radio. Philip Brunelle, who was on the very first show in 1974, reflects on his long and fruitful collaboration with the beloved public radio program. Read more

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Different Voice Types, Different Points of View

Different Voice Types, Different Points of View

Lauren Rosenthal | Singing

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sing a vocal part other than your own? A playful series from Classical Minnesota Public Radio takes a look at the world from soprano, alto, tenor, and bass perspectives. Read more

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Star-Spangled Mythbusting

Star-Spangled Mythbusting

Correcting the History of America’s National Anthem

Mark Clague | Civic Engagement, Composing/Commissioning, History, Repertoire

For the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a musicologist takes a closer look at the history of the anthem. Read more

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What's Your Story?

What's Your Story?

A B.O.L.D. Approach to Community Engagement

Kelsey Menehan | Civic Engagement, Community Outreach, Diversity, Impact/Value, Innovation, Participation

What choruses can learn from a dance company that uses its art form to help communities tell their own stories. Read more

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Resources

Yoga for Singers: How Yoga Supports Concentration

Yoga for Singers: How Yoga Supports Concentration

Justin Montigne | Health, Singing, Technique/Tool

As singers, we all need to be able to concentrate for long periods of time. Try improving yours with this mindfulness exercise. Read more

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Yoga for Singers: Exploring the Chakras

Yoga for Singers: Exploring the Chakras

Justin Montigne | Health, Singing, Technique/Tool

Chakras are believed in Eastern traditions to be invisible energy "organs" of the body. Justin explains how singers can tap into expressive performances by becoming aware of the chakras. Read more

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Yoga for Singers: Aligning with Mountain Pose

Yoga for Singers: Aligning with Mountain Pose

Justin Montigne | Health, Singing, Technique/Tool

Justin shows us how to find "Tadasana," or Mountain Pose—very similar to good singing posture! Read more

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Virtual Voice Lesson: All About Alignment

Virtual Voice Lesson: All About Alignment

Shauna Fallihee | Rehearsal, Singing, Technique/Tool

All of our "singing structures" are along the spine. If your spine is out of alignment or your body is in an uncomfortable position, you cannot support your sound easily. Voice teacher Shauna Fallihee shows how to sit or stand in a way that supports and frees the voice. Read more

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Virtual Voice Lesson: The Importance of Warming Up

Virtual Voice Lesson: The Importance of Warming Up

Shauna Fallihee | Rehearsal, Singing, Technique/Tool

In a series of video lessons, soprano soloist and voice teacher Shauna Fallihee guides you in the essential steps to freeing your natural voice and singing with ease. Read more

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Virtual Voice Lesson: Placing the Sound

Virtual Voice Lesson: Placing the Sound

Shauna Fallihee | Rehearsal, Singing, Technique/Tool

In a series of video lessons, soprano soloist and voice teacher Shauna Fallihee guides you in the essential steps to freeing your natural voice and singing with ease. Read more

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Virtual Voice Lesson: Feeling the Breath

Virtual Voice Lesson: Feeling the Breath

Shauna Fallihee | Rehearsal, Singing, Technique/Tool

In a series of video lessons, soprano soloist and voice teacher Shauna Fallihee guides you in the essential steps to freeing your natural voice and singing with ease. Read more

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Virtual Voice Lesson: Maintaining Vowel Shape

Virtual Voice Lesson: Maintaining Vowel Shape

Shauna Fallihee | Rehearsal, Singing, Technique/Tool

In a series of video lessons, soprano soloist and voice teacher Shauna Fallihee guides you in the essential steps to freeing your natural voice and singing with ease. Read more

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Virtual Voice Lesson: Breathing with Ease

Virtual Voice Lesson: Breathing with Ease

Shauna Fallihee | Rehearsal, Singing, Technique/Tool

In a series of video lessons, soprano soloist and voice teacher Shauna Fallihee guides you in the essential steps to freeing your natural voice and singing with ease. Read more

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Vehicular Vocalises

Vehicular Vocalises

Chorus America Staff | Rehearsal, Singing, Technique/Tool

Warm-ups to do in the car on your way to rehearsal, brought to you by the Washington Vocal Consortium. Read more

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Events

Rhinebeck Choral Club Open Invitation to Join

Rhinebeck Choral Club Open Invitation to Join

21 Ferncliff Drive, Rhinebeck NY 12572

Rhinebeck Chora... | Singing

The Rhinebeck Choral Club invites all Hudson Valley  voices and folks who love to Sing, to come and join our club this season Join on Wednesdays: Jan 14 & 21, 2015 at 7:30  pm At Archcare at Ferncliff Nursing Home Auditorium 21 Ferncliff Drive, Rhinebeck NY  12572   For information phone Donna at (518) 537-2884 WWW.RHINEBECKCHORALCLUB.ORG Read more

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Huntington Choral Society open rehearsals

Huntington Choral Society open rehearsals

188 Oakwood Rd (McKay Rd) Huntington, NY 11743

Huntington Chor... | Adults/Seniors, Rehearsal, Singing

Do you love to sing? Come and audition for the Huntington Choral Society. We accept singers of all voices, but are in special need of tenors. (Was there ever a chorus that wasn’t?).   Read more

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GMChorale to Audition New Singers

GMChorale to Audition New Singers

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GMChorale will be auditioning new singers for their 2015 season. Read more

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Sing, Dance, Sparkle! Community Show Choir Looking for New Recruits

Sing, Dance, Sparkle! Community Show Choir Looking for New Recruits

Houston, TX

Houston Choral ... | Adults/Seniors, Diversity, General, Participation, Recruitment, Rehearsal, Singing, Volunteer

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San Francisco Lyric Chorus 20th Anniversary Year Auditions--Spring 2015

San Francisco Lyric Chorus 20th Anniversary Year Auditions--Spring 2015

1668 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Helene Whitson | Adults/Seniors

The San Francisco Lyric Chorus, under the direction of Music Director, Robert Gurney, invites singers to join us in Spring 2015 as we begin the celebration of our 20th Anniversary.  We have openings in all parts.  Auditions begin on Monday, January 5, at 6:15 p.m.   Sopranos, Tenors and Basses especially are needed. Read more

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“For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry

“For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry

18 Bevidere St. / Boston, MA

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  Composers including James Woodman and Carson Cooman give voice to the exquisite beauty of the written word of poets such as George Herbert, John Donne, and others. For more information, visit www.seraphimsingers.org. 0 0 1 15 87 Seraphim Singers 1 1 101 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}   Read more

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“For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry

“For heaven is a different thing”: Choral Settings of Sacred Poetry

11 Garden Street / Cambridge, MA

alarosamontez_s... | Performance

  Composers including James Woodman and Carson Cooman give voice to the exquisite beauty of the written word of poets such as George Herbert, John Donne, and others. For more information, visit www.seraphimsingers.org.       Read more

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The Eastern Star - Oak Park Concert Chorale Christmas Concert

The Eastern Star - Oak Park Concert Chorale Christmas Concert

Melrose Park, IL

Oak Park Concer... | Adults/Seniors, Community Outreach, Composing/Commissioning, Performance

The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), conducted by director Paul Lindblad, will present The Eastern Star on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4:00pm, at  St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 West Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL. General Admission is $18; Seniors/Students are $10. Group Rates are available. To order tickets, call 708.383.4742 or email info@OakParkConcertChorale.org. For more information or to order tickets online, visit our website at www.OakParkConcertChorale.org.   Join OPCC for an evening of choral gems to herald the Christmas Season. This exciting concert highlights the work of seven Chicago area composers. Featured will be the premiere of new compositions by Harvey Hahn (Cary) and Rowen Bell (Oak Park). Pieces by Carl Schalk (Melrose Park), Paul Bouman (Oak Park), Paul Lindblad (Des Plaines), the late Richard Hillert (Melrose Park), and the late Victor Hildner (Oak Park) will also be showcased.   Come celebrate with us. Read more

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A Take 6 Holiday with the NJSO: Introducing #ChoraleYou

A Take 6 Holiday with the NJSO: Introducing #ChoraleYou

1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102

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  Take 6 joins the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for “A Take 6 Holiday with the NJSO” December 13–14 in Newark and New Brunswick. The NJSO POPS series opener will feature the 10-time Grammy Award-winning vocal sextet, who will bring their patented fusion of R&B, gospel and pop on a program of Christmas favorites including “Joy to the World” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Joseph Joubert conducts. The NJSO invites attendees of “A Take 6 Holiday with the NJSO” on December 13 to join fellow audience members and members of the NJSO to sing the “Gospel Hallelujah” at the first-ever #ChoraleYou—a massive “sing-in” in the lobby following the Orchestra’s holiday pops concert with legendary Grammy-winning ensemble Take 6. Read more

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"O Mystical Journey" Choral Concert

"O Mystical Journey" Choral Concert

Morristown, NJ 07960

Harmonium Chora... | Performance, Singing

  Harmonium Choral Society performs a collage of settings of three of the Great O Antiphons plus otherworldly compositions by Hallock, Pärt, Willan, Bruckner, Gretchaninoff, Chilcott, Tavener and others.  Guest artists Kris Lamb on flute and Joshua Stafford on organ.  Four-concert subscriptions are $50-$70; single December general admission tickets are $20-$30. Read more

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Dialogue

Questions During Rehearsal?

Questions During Rehearsal?

Anonymous | Rehearsal, Singing

Singers, does your conductor allow questions during rehearsal? What are the pros and cons from your perspective? Read more

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