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The Blues Brothers – Awesome Gospel Music

The Blues Brothers – Awesome Gospel Music

There are many iconic moments in The Blues Brothers movie, but some of the most memorable were the performances of the Reverend James Cleveland’s Southern California Community Choir in the Triple Rock Baptist Church. The choir was actually the Southern California...

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The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Do you love Gospel, Jazz and Spiritual music? Have you heard of the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival that’s on in early March 2020? This annual four-day festival is held in the historic fishing village of Port Fairy in Victoria and has an awe-inspiring international...

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Aretha sings the Gospel!

Aretha sings the Gospel!

Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, died in 2018, but her music still lives on! A gifted singer and pianist, she became the first female artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and won 18 Grammy Awards, 3 Grammy Special Awards, and 3 American Music...

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The pros and cons of rehearsing in a circle

The pros and cons of rehearsing in a circle

Some small to medium sized choirs rehearse in a circle, whilst others rehearse as a block with the choir master in front (just as if they were performing in front of an audience), but which is better or doesn’t it make any difference? Pros of rehearsing in a circle...

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Frequently asked questions about singing

Frequently asked questions about singing

As a successful community based Acapella choir in Sydney, our members are often asked questions about singing. Here are a few of the more popular questions that might be of interest to you if you are considering singing in a choir. Q: Will I be good enough? If you can...

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No time to practice singing? 

No time to practice singing? 

With everyone so busy nowadays, it can be difficult to fit everything into our lives, let alone some spare time to practice stinging. Yet, if you love singing, it’s important that you do practice regularly because this leads to reflection and reflection leads to...

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Did you know that music helps manage dementia?

Did you know that music helps manage dementia?

It’s estimated that more than 35 million people suffer from dementia worldwide, and this number is set to increase as we all become older. Whilst researchers are working hard to prevent the onset of dementia, there is also an increasing number of therapies that have...

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Spend all day at your desk? Boost your fitness by singing!

Spend all day at your desk? Boost your fitness by singing!

Sitting at your desk all day doesn’t constitute a very healthy lifestyle, often making you gain weight and giving you a feeling of sluggishness. Of course, you can go to the gym on a regular basis to improve your fitness, but you can also try singing! I don’t mean...

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Why not follow your dreams and join a choir!

Why not follow your dreams and join a choir!

Have you ever seen or heard about someone doing something fabulous and thought that you would love to do the same? Most of us hope that one day we will achieve our dreams, whether that’s learning to play the piano, flying a plane, scuba diving or just learning to...

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Tone, balance & blending in a choir

Tone, balance & blending in a choir

Singing in a choir means that your voice needs to blend well with the other singers, not stand out on its own. The sound of a choir singing is the sound of many voices blending together. But achieving it can be difficult, even for experienced singers. The key to...

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