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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Finding Focus with a Group

Finding Focus with a Group

Getting a group to focus is an incredibly valuable tool, whether you're running a meeting, workshop or rehearsal.  Spending a few minutes before a session can really help to establish concentration, balance and connection so here are a few tried and tested techniques for you to explore with your own groups. 

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

when our workplace choir at Pentland Brands asked us to put together an arrangement and video of the iconic 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' in the run up to the Rugby World Cup to celebrate legendary rugby brand Canterbury, we were more than happy to assist!

Check out the Lakeside Choir singing this famous rugby anthem with a twist and wearing the rose with pride!

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Singing For the Soul

There's nothing that can't be made better by singing in a choir. Give me a problem and it'll seem less worrying after a good sing. Give me happy news and song will only serve to make me feel more joyful. Singing is the ultimate tonic, and put a group of singers in a room - pow - that's a whole cocktail of happiness right there.

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