It is Wednesday and it is hot – that can only mean one thing! We are back for a summer term of singing our hearts out and melting in the sunshine (it’s a good job our rehearsals are in the evening)! From now until the end of July en Choir are back and rehearsing vigorously for our summer concert on Saturday 22nd July. Tickets are still on sale so grab yours before they run out! As always, feel free to come down to a free trial rehearsal, or contact us with any queries.
Mascot Dave was getting involved with us last week, even helping Choir Administrator, Elli, to read her music. Dave is with us every week and loves to greet all the choir members before settling down in his bed to watch us sing! Would you like to meet Dave and give en Choir a try? Come to a free trial rehearsal or contact us with any enquiries.
en Choir is an informal, non-audition and diverse choir for men and women from all walks of life to socialise and have fun while singing contemporary songs together. You don’t even need to think you can sing as my job is supporting you in realising that you can. We currently have 60 members aged 14-83 and welcome new members all year round.
Last week we started learning an unusual arrangement of I Want You Back arranged by en Choir leader Emily Peasgood. With ‘bananas’ in the lyrics and strangely fun vocal techniques we love our new song, as well as others we are learning including: River of Dreams by Billy Joel and When Doves Cry by Prince. Come along – we always accept new members. Just show up on the night or contact us if you have any questions!
It’s been two years since en Choir released their EP and we wanted to share our awesome video with you again. Filmed and recorded by the fantastic Anton French, watch en Choir sing Africa by Toto, Senwa Dedende and I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2.
The first step in developing vocal technique is to establish a good posture for singing. Your body is your instrument and poor alignment or unnecessary tension can effect how well you sing. Good posture enables good breathing. Think of your body as the engine that drives your voice and your breath as the fuel that drives the engine.Continue reading “Vocal Technique for Singers: Breathing and Breath Control”