Polluted Vowels I have noticed that my choirs often sing less-than-pure vowels when the end of the syllable/word contains a singable consonant. R’s, L’s, and N’s are especially troublesome. I call these polluted vowels. Vowels can also be polluted when anticipating the second half of a diphthong. Imagine you have a bottle of drinking water.
Better Vowels In An Instant
Better Vowels In An Instant Vowels, vowels, vowels. Choir directors are all about vowels. Vowels are all about shape. The biggest problem I encounter with vowels is that they lack height. Another problem is that they lack structure. Here are some tips to help both problems. AW-ROO – your new best friend.
English vs. Singlish
English vs. Singlish ENGLISH VS. SINGLISH Choirs sing in many languages, but have you ever performed a piece in SINGLISH? I am a barbershopper, and this term was first presented to me by David Calland, director of The Alliance Chorus.
A Quick Latin Pronunciation Guide for Church Choirs
A Quick Latin Pronunciation Guide for Church Choirs Does your choir know how to sing in Latin? There’s something sacred about singing an anthem in Latin, I think; it connects us back to our ancient roots, the development of church music centuries before us, and those that gathered to worship in those times and places.