The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39431   Message #2967761
Posted By: GUEST,ChoirJane
18-Aug-10 - 07:53 AM
Thread Name: Singing 'in the round' ;-) -- any tips?
Subject: RE: Singing 'in the round' ;-) -- any tips?
Singing rounds is quite in vogue, which may surprise many pessimists. This is very fortunate, because rounds are just the "missing link" between basic folklore and "sophisticated art" (as defined conventionally; we know of course that no such distinction is really valid). That tradition should be fostered for its own value, and moreover, it may help us to recruit choir singers.

In many places, it seems, the practice has been interrupted, but the memory and the desire are still there. If you can scout strong singers in a concert audience or elsewhere, "open mike", you are privileged. Others may resort to computer software - not my cup o' tea, but certainly an attribute of up-to-dateness!

We need encouragement by good example, instructions, training. And discussions as in this thread, which demonstrates once more that music can be shared by persons of various backgrounds and attitudes. Don't leave it to teachers and scout leaders.