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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Vocal Democracy - the Art of Singing Together

Vocal Democracy - the Art of Singing Together

We recently had the privilege of leading a guest lecture at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, working with a very talented and energetic group of BA students. Participant Kirsty wrote about her experience of our workshop - read all about it here! 

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The Choir

Dear reader, I have a problem. 

I want to love the new series of The Choir, but I can’t see beyond the formulaic editing of the programme. It frustrates me because as a choir director and arranger, I want to sing the praises of a show that highlights why singing in a choir matters, but instead I feel like a scathing critic knocking down my own craft...

When Gareth Malone first appeared on the BBC I was a number one fan and have remained a dedicated viewer throughout The Choir’s various manifestations, but this second ‘go’ at workplace choirs seems overdone as a TV format and all too predictable as a result. 

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