"Choirs"

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organist
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"Choirs"

Post by organist » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:57 pm

I am fed up being told our school has a "choir" when they have a karoake group who sing to CDs of pop music. Maybe so many kids are singing from meory because nobody teaches them how to read music? Proper posture and breathing are not taught. They might as well be singing in a bar - they are not performing! :( And why do we clap everything kids say or do? Some things deserve applause others don't.

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VML
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Re: "Choirs"

Post by VML » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:59 pm

Our parish school has so little singing these days apart from 'hymn practice', which, I have to say, has led to an improvement in the singing since it is voice led by our 'praise music' leader, rather than a pianist who never sang. However, Christian schools are spending large sums of money on a programme called 'I Sing Pop,' with upbeat worship songs to backing tracks, which are recorded for parents to buy. The catechesis os good, but the music just banal.

blackthorn fairy
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Re: "Choirs"

Post by blackthorn fairy » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:18 pm

Good points Organist. It's the karaoke aspect and the associated poor vocal production that get me - all shouting, not singing.

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