Below is a beautiful video shared with us by one of our members. It is a wonderful message from the esteemed composer John Rutter reflecting on the importance of choir music in our society. Take a look:
"And musical excellence is, of course, at the heart of it. But, even if a choir is not the greatest in the world, the fact that they are meeting together has a social value. It has a communal value. And I always say that a church or a school without a choir is like a body without a soul. We have to have a soul in our lives. And everybody tells me, who has sung in a choir, that they feel better for doing it. That whatever the cares of the day, if they maybe meet after a long day’s school or work, that somehow you leave your troubles at the door. And when you’re sitting there, making music for a couple hours at the end of the day, that’s the only thing that matters at that moment. And you walk away refreshed. You walk away renewed. And that’s a value that goes just beyond the music itself."
Tonedear.com is a great tool to train your ear
Here's a great site to use if you want help train your ear for various abilities such as perfect pitch, chords, intervals, and more! Check it out at Tonedear.com
Over the summer we've worked hard to transition our existing site information and functionality to a new format/design that is easier to maintain and update going forward!
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