Friday Favourites

  Are you enjoying the non-musical joys of Wimbledon this week? I certainly am. However, if things aren’t getting too nailbiting this evening, enjoy some strawberries and cream or a glass of pimms while checking out this little lot…   Write Down the Vision (Music Teacher’s Helper) – Have you Read more…

Friday Favourites

  This week’s Friday Favourites kick off with Cardiff Singer of the World, which can be seen on BBC Four. If you’ve not seen it, click the first link to find out what’s going on and see highlights from the competition.   BBC Cardiff Singer of the World – The Read more…

ABRSM Exams – Preparing for Performance

 NB: While reading this series, it can be helpful to keep a copy of the ABRSM Singing syllabus to hand. The syllabus can be downloaded here http://gb.abrsm.org/en/our-exams/singing/ The process of learning songs for performance is the subject of hundreds of books, blog posts, websites and conversations among singers. Obviously, this Read more…

Review: Viva Forever

The evening choice for my London visit, as promised to my sister as a birthday gift, was Viva Forever touted as “a new musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls”. Where and When: Picadilly Theatre London, Thursday 13 June 2013, 7:30pm The Show I did have a wobble about seeing Read more…

Friday Favourites

  It’s been a busy week on the blog this week with all the theatre I’ve been out seeing, but I’ve had some chances to check out other people’s stuff too. So here’s the picks for this week:   Call centre boss motivates staff with sing-alongs (BBC News) – Great Read more…

Repertoire Corner

Two lullabies for you this week. Both beautiful, but both very different. Reger – Maria Wiegenleid [ABRSM 5(B); TG Int.Cert.(B); LCM(5)] This song shifts frequently between major and minor tonality so the singer needs to be confident at adjusting between the two. The “chorus” element (“Schlaf kindline…”)of this song needs Read more…