Businesses are being urged to make their staff happier through song, by signing up for the North East's first Workplace Choir of the Year contest. Singers enjoy working with Durham Music Service. It's an extremely unifying experience and the ultimate team building activity.
We teach children a love and enjoyment of music and singing through teaching them how to sing better. They sing the best quality music we can find with text that must meet our high standards of content and message appropriate for children. We sing folk songs and both secular and religious, classical music composed by the masters.
Judging from participant responses, it was clear that something magical happened: We all felt closer and more connected because of that experience of singing together. Why is singing such a powerful social glue? Most of us hear music from the moment we are born, often via lullabies, and through many of the most important occasions in our lives, from graduations to weddings to funerals. There is something about music that seems to bring us closer to each other and help us come together as a community.
VOICE is a European project for the sustainable development and innovation of choral singing, a first-time major cooperation between choral operators, music educators and researchers. It is a joint effort of 15 coorganisers, spread over 11 countries. VOICE invests in research on the voice in partnership with universities and collect data on choral life in Europe.
Please refresh the page and retry. I t is 7pm and the formica tables have been moved out of the way in the basement canteen of a central London office block. A piano is being wheeled into place beside the self-service food bar, and chairs arranged in a semi-circle.
May 21, County News. Durham Music Service is offering to help companies set up and run singing groups, who will go on to perform Christmas carols at Ushaw College and compete at Durham Cathedral. Durham Music Service will work with firms that sign up to the scheme to create a bespoke choir programme, to maximise the benefits for both staff and businesses.
In the s there were choirs of trade unionists, gays and lesbians, and older people — as well as the more traditional church and classical choirs. Choral singing is one of the most popular forms of amateur music-making in New Zealand in the s. There are community choirs in towns and cities throughout New Zealand, and in churches, workplaces, schools and tertiary educational institutions.
Ruler here, pen there, scanner off to the right side, computer staring straight at me, intray in one corner, photo of daughters in the other, and paper scattered everywhere. The office seems an unlikely place for a singalong but Music in Offices founder Tessa Marchington thinks otherwise: "I believe in bringing people together and that in times like these, this is an essential and very human need. A graduate of the Royal Academy Of Music, Marchington formed this unique adult education project in