UK Lockdown

Keeping Choirs Singing

Keeping Choirs running throughout the COVID-19 Lockdown in the UK So here we are in the first week of lockdown in the UK due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  Obviously this has had major effects on our business and, whilst we are open for business, we are unable to do any of the recordings that […]

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Preparing for your Community Choir Recording

It goes without saying that if you are planning to record a choir you should plan the programme and lots of rehearsal time, but what else is involved? So let’s imagine a scenario.  You’re running a community choir which is going well.  They’re doing lots of concerts and membership has been steadily growing.   The […]

How much gear do you bring for a Choir Recording?

Recordings 4 Choirs will provide everything needed to Professionally Record your choir on location When you book Recordings 4 Choirs to record your choir on location we bring an entire studio of professional recording gear.  Our engineers travel all over the country with a mobile studio and can set up anywhere from Cathedrals to Class […]

CD Packaging Options for Choirs

Why is CD Packaging so important and what can you do to ensure your Choir CD stands out from the crowd? You may well think that nowadays fewer and fewer CDs are produced.  Everything is going digital.  However, for choirs making recordings, the CD is still the best option.  This article will discuss the various […]

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Raising Money for your Choir

Supporting Charities by giving concerts with your Choir Most of our choir concerts are in support of a charity. Sometimes a choir will support a particular charity for a year or longer. Other times, we arrange events specifically to donate to a particular clause for reasons close to home. Whatever the reason, people are always […]

The Daleian Singers

Recording The Daleian Singers in Stoke-on-Trent

Recordings 4 Choirs were on location in Stoke-On-Trent to Record one of the UK’s leading Male Voice Choirs In November 2019 I was recording a Christmas CD on location at a school in Nantwich. Not being far from Stoke-on-Trent, this afforded me the opportunity to meet up with some members of The Daleian Singers on […]

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Learning the Music Off By Heart

It’s a funny phrase “learn it off by heart”. If we look up the meaning, the Cambridge dictionary says “to learn something in such a way that you can say it from memory“. When were were young, this was normal and we would recite poems, stories and narrate plays. Learning it just meant reading it […]

January

Warming up in January

Roll away the January Blues and consider Joining a Choir in 2020 So, here I am in January typing this post with a hot water bottle on my lap.  It seems ridiculous to put the heating on when it’s only me at home during the day, thinking about being warm… well warm ups and singing […]

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Thinking about a Recording – What’s in it for your choir?

Behind every Recording, there is a reason.   Why should you Record your Choir in 2020? Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring some of the reasons why choirs would decide to record a CD or digital album.   The first of these posts will look at some of the decisions which influence […]

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Practicing for Choir Rehearsal

Does practicing between weekly choir rehearsals really matter? Does it make a difference? Chatting to my mum yesterday on the phone she says “Oh well it was just a quick hello as I have to go to choir in a minute..” But she didn’t sound very excited. I asked her what was wrong and she […]