Chaps Singing

I am standing in a room full of complete strangers. There are around 30 of them and they are all male. The next warm-up exercise we will undertake together consists of belting out the words “Many men, many men, many men men men” to the tune of Rossini’s “William Tell […]

No Headphones

This New Audio Device Beams Premium Sound Right Into Your Head The SoundBeamer 1.0 uses 3-D sensing module to track the position of your ears. Spend a bit of time with a pair of high-quality wireless earbuds and you’ll soon discover how nice it is to not have to worry […]

Choir Observations

Let’s face it, singing in a choir is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. When you’re feeling a little flat, nothing gives you more of a lift than some simple harmony. And it’s not just about the music – you’ll never leave a choir without making […]

Who’s watching & listening?

Are Alexa, Google Assistant, Amazon Echo and Siri Listening ? Is your webcam watching you? Seems like we owe the tinfoil hat club a big apology. Yes, there are eyes and ears everywhere in just about any large city in the world. Our smartphones, tablets, computers, cars, voice assistants and […]

Concert Recordings

The recordings from the 40th Anniversary Concert with Albatros are now available. The album is on the recordings page. To listen click here

Can’t sing, won’t sing

10 reasons why people don’t join choirs 1. “I’m too embarrassed and frightened to sing in front of others” This is understandable if someone has not sung in the company of others for a long time. I try always to point out that everyone else probably feels the same and […]

Beware the wrath of the organist

Beware the wrath of the church organist – musical revenge is sweet They are the stalwart pillars of the community whose week-in, week-out dedication has kept the country’s choral traditions alive for generations. But, if new research is be believed, behind the quiet exterior the humble church organist is not […]