Choreographing for a Choir

Choreographing for a Choir

At Starling Arts choirs, we bring music to life using many performance techniques, including dance and movement. There are many things to consider when adding movement or dance to a choir song, yet it is possible to create effective routines to enhance modern choral music.

While every choir - and every song - is different, we share some of the things we’ve learnt while choreographing for choirs and singing groups over the past decade.

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31 things only people who’ve been in a choir will know

31 things only people who’ve been in a choir will know

For many people, singing is saved for the shower and drunken karaoke nights only. But for members of the estimated 25,000 choirs in the UK alone (and anyone out there who sang in their school choir), there are a lot of things we have all come to know and love about being in a choir. 

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Writing and me

Writing and me

Anna talks about her relationship with writing musicals and the 2016 Summer School show Finding Time. This is the first post in a series from Anna & Emily on the writing process, its highs and lows and development. Get an insight into what writing and mounting a new musical is like, and a behind the scenes look at Finding Time.

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Sharing Your Passion with the World - What it's Like to Give a TEDx Talk

Starling co-directors Anna and Emily recently had the incredible opportunity to speak at TEDx Square Mile. Having been invited to speak (and sing!) about their work bringing people together through group singing, they didn’t need to look much further than the inspiring Starling Arts community to find life-changing stories to share. In their talk titled ‘Why the World Needs to Sing’, they spoke about why singing with others - in communities, businesses or choirs - can be a hugely transformative experience. To bring their message to life, they had the crowd up on their feet and singing in three part harmony.
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