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August 29, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
August 15, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
July 31, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
July 18, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
July 4, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
June 20, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
June 6, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
May 20, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
May 8, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
April 25, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
April 11, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
March 28, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
March 13, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
February 27, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
February 14, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
January 31, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
January 17, 2019
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
December 12, 2018
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
November 29, 2018
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
November 15, 2018
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
November 1, 2018
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
October 18, 2018
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
October 4, 2018
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
September 20, 2018
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
August 23, 2018
Total Choir Resources is the online home for choir leaders, providing new resources every week to help choir leaders to do their very best for their choirs.
August 9, 2018
As rewarding as leading a choir is, there are always challenges. Total Choir Resources is here to help you fix them. Find out how in this episode.
July 25, 2018
Could leading a choir take you all over the world? We find out in today’s episode.
July 12, 2018
How do your core beliefs shape the choir you lead? We find out in this episode.
June 28, 2018
Is your choir stuck in the mud? It’s time to shake things up!
June 14, 2018
In this episode, we discuss mega-batching, what it is, why it’s helpful and how it can save you a ton of time and stress.
May 31, 2018
This is the second of a two-part podcast in which we’re taking a look at running multi-choir business with some very special guests.
May 15, 2018
In this episode and the next, we’re taking a look at running multi-choir business with some very special guests.
May 3, 2018
In this episode, Victoria chats to New York based choir leader Charlie Adams about her journey as a choir leader, her passion for fun, inclusive choirs, and her fantastic contemporary warm-ups for community choirs.
April 19, 2018
In this episode, we talk about where we find inspiration to lead our choirs and tackle new challenges, year after year.
April 5, 2018
In this episode, we talk to Ruth Routledge, founder of Pram Chorus, about the joys and challenges of running an unusual choir.
March 22, 2018
In this episode, we’re looking at how to put your choir at the heart of your community. We all know the great benefits of singing together, and we’ve got lots of ideas to bring those benefits to your whole community.
March 8, 2018
In this episode, we talk to Ryan Guth, choir director and founder of the Choir Ninja podcast. Ryan has lots of practical, actionable tips for creating fantastic choir performances, and also addresses some of the pitfalls around choosing repertoire.
February 22, 2018
In this episode, we continue with the second part of our two-part series How to Build your Choir Business. In the last episode we covered the inspiration for starting your choir with a whole lot of questions for you to consider. Now, we look at the practicalities of getting a choir business off the ground.
February 8, 2018
In this two-part episode, we focus on how to build your choir business. In this first part we’re going to focus upon the ‘inspiration’ element - coming up with ideas for your choir. There’s going to be a whole lot of issues for you to consider but this will help you gain a really thorough insight into your plans. And if your choir is established, use this process as a review session - are you on the right track?
January 25, 2018
In this episode, we talk to James Hawkins, choir leader, musician, composer, sound engineer and creator of Choirs with a Purpose, an amazing charity project bringing choirs together from all over the UK representing different charitable causes.
January 11, 2018
In this episode, we kick off the new year by giving you a behind the scenes tour of how Total Choir Resources was created and how it was influenced by our journeys as choir leaders.
December 7, 2017
In this episode, we look back over the last year with our choirs and discuss the successes we’ve enjoyed and the challenges we’ve faced.
November 23, 2017
In this episode, we discuss ideas and tactics to help your singers tackle new repertoire.
November 9, 2017
In this episode, we talk about the joys and woes of a choir-leading career and how to avoid some of the pitfalls of doing this job over a long period.
October 24, 2017
In this episode, we talk about how to find the sometimes delicate balance between working hard for your choir and working too hard for your choir.
October 12, 2017
In this episode, we talk about how to handle different, even conflicting, preferences and expectations within your choir.
September 28, 2017
In this episode, we continue our look at some vital considerations when you’re choosing new music for your choir.
September 14, 2017
In this episode and the next, we look at some vital considerations when you’re choosing new music for your choir.
July 27, 2017
In this episode, I chat to Tori Longdon about her choral conducting journey. Tori holds a masters degree in choral conducting from the Royal Academy of Music and she has conducted ensembles in such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall. Tori is full of energy and great ideas, and I know you’re going to love her take on how to lead a choir.
July 13, 2017
In this episode, I chat to Tori Longdon about her choral conducting journey. Tori holds a masters degree in choral conducting from the Royal Academy of Music and she has conducted ensembles in such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall. Tori is full of energy and great ideas, and I know you’re going to love her take on how to lead a choir.
June 29, 2017
In this episode, we talk about the experiences with our choirs that led to us creating our brand new digital music store, which we’ll be launching on 1 June 2017.
June 15, 2017
In this episode, we talk about the experiences with our choirs that led to us creating our brand new digital music store, which we’ll be launching on 1 June 2017.
May 25, 2017
In this episode, we talk about the experiences with our choirs that led to us creating our brand new digital music store, which we’ll be launching on 1 June 2017.
May 4, 2017
In this episode we discuss how to create a rehearsal plan to teach a new piece of music to your choir.
April 13, 2017
In this episode, Christine and I interview Dan Cooper and Jack White of Love Soul Choir in the south of England. These young guys have built a fantastic and inspiring choir business that’s bringing the joy of singing to hundreds of people.
April 6, 2017
In this episode, we give you a detailed plan for a choir twinning workshop.
March 22, 2017
In this episode, we’re delighted to welcome composer and Total Choir Resources collaborator Dean Jones. Dean is working with us to produce a range of beautiful, accessible choral arrangements that will be available from June 2017.
March 2, 2017
In this episode, we’re continuing our discussion of different choir membership and payment structures, and the benefits and challenges of the various options.
February 16, 2017
In this episode and the next, we discuss different choir membership and payment structures, and the benefits and challenges of the various options.
February 2, 2017
In this episode, we announce our fantastic new project for 2017 - a brand new digital music store just for choirs, offering not just scores, but resources to help choir leaders plan repertoire, rehearsals and teaching.
January 19, 2017
In this episode, we celebrate our 100th episode by answering your choir-leading questions.
December 15, 2016
In this episode, we going to look back at 2016, the challenges we’ve faced and how we’ve handled them.
December 1, 2016
In this episode, we discuss discuss how to plan performances in unfamiliar spaces, particularly around Christmas.
November 17, 2016
In this episode, we discuss the mindset you need to cope with the opportunities and challenges of running a choir as a business.
November 3, 2016
In this episode, we look at strategies and exercises to help your choir to sing with dynamic contrast.
October 20, 2016
In this episode, we look at some practical strategies for looking after yourself as you lead your choir.
September 22, 2016
In this episode, we're having a moan about moaning! We’re looking at how to handle problems, complaints and general grumbling in your choir.
September 8, 2016
In this episode, we’re joined by choir leader, singer and vocal coach Russell Scott to talk about how to create a great choral workshop.
August 25, 2016
In this episode, we discuss the planning and preparation we need to do to get ready for a new choir season.
August 11, 2016
In this episode, we discuss how to tackle the legal side of running a choir.
July 28, 2016
In this episode, we discuss how to tackle the legal side of running a choir.
July 14, 2016
In this episode, we discuss how to sustain your enthusiasm for leading your choir, season after season.
June 30, 2016
In this episode, we discuss tips and strategies to stay organised so that your choir doesn’t take over your life.
June 16, 2016
In this special podcast episode, we welcome Ivan Chandler, founder and CEO of Musicalities, to help us out with some music copyright issues for choirs.
June 2, 2016
In this episode, we discuss our top tips for handling choir and repertoire on a performance day; building up anticipation and readiness without exacerbating stress and nervousness.
May 19, 2016
In this episode, look back on our careers over the last few years and discuss how our approach to leading our choirs has changed.
May 5, 2016
In this episode, we discuss how to handle a crisis in your choir.
April 21, 2016
In this episode, we discuss how to take advantage of unexpected opportunities for your choir without overburdening yourself or turning your choir into a stressed-out mess!
April 7, 2016
In this episode and the last, we discuss some of the things that we’d do differently if we were starting out as choir leaders today.
March 24, 2016
In this episode and the next, we discuss some of the things that we’d do differently if we were starting out as choir leaders today.
March 10, 2016
In this episode, we look in detail at the the conducting gestures we use to bring our choirs in.
February 25, 2016
In this special episode, we look at how far Total Choir Resources has come since it was created in 2012 and what we can do for you.
February 11, 2016
In this episode, we discuss the things that hold us back and how we can give ourselves permission to succeed.
January 28, 2016
In this episode, we discuss the essential kit that keeps our choirs running and makes our lives easier.
January 14, 2016
In this episode, we discuss how to discuss how to avoid procrastination to achieve our goals for our choirs in 2016.
December 17, 2015
In this episode, we review the past year with our choirs and discuss what we’ve learned.
December 3, 2015
In this episode, we discuss how to stay revved up and motivated right up to the end of your choir season.
November 19, 2015
In this episode, we look the benefits of surveying your choir to find get feedback and opinions.
November 5, 2015
In this episode, we’re going to look at some useful ways to improve your choir’s camaraderie and cohesion as a group.
October 22, 2015
In this episode, we talk about ways that we can boost our teaching skills to help our choirs get more out of rehearsals.
October 8, 2015
In this episode, we talk about the books that have shaped our development as choir leaders, and that we return to again and again to help us lead our choirs.
September 24, 2015
In this episode, we talk about the importance of encouraging our choirs to listen to each other, and give you 8 practical strategies to help your singers in rehearsal.
September 9, 2015
In this episode, we discuss the important topic of communicating with your choir about performance.
August 27, 2015
In this episode, we discuss the importance of criticising your choir in ways that achieve improvement and build confidence.
August 13, 2015
Christine and I are having a break this week, so instead of our usual podcast, we're giving you a peek inside Choir Leader Academy. This free lesson is about selecting repertoire for your choir. There are so many things to consider when we choose new music for our choirs. This lesson puts all the criteria into a manageable order that you can work through in a methodical way.
July 30, 2015
In this episode, we we work through a step-by-step review of our latest choir season and discuss how reviewing your season can make the next one even better.
July 16, 2015
In this episode, we discuss practical strategies that you can use at every choir rehearsal to keep your singers engaged and get the results you want.
July 2, 2015
In this episode, in this episode, we talk about how we became choir leaders and how we overcame problems and broke through roadblocks along the way.
June 18, 2015
In this episode, we talk about our craziest choir moments; things that went brilliantly, things that went badly and things that didn’t quite go to plan!
June 4, 2015
n this episode, we talk about conducting practice, how it can help you to be a better choir leader and the challenge of finding time to practise.
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