Links for singers

Singers' resources

Aria Database
A diverse collection of information on over 1000 operatic arias, includes translations and aria texts.

ChoralNet.org
ChoralNet is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to be a central portal to online resources and communications for the global choral music community.

African-American Art Song Aliance
An organisation founded to promote and Uplift the contributions made by African-Americans to art song, be they composers, performers or scholars.

Music for Church Choirs
If you conduct a Church Choir, sing in one, employ, support or simply enjoy listening to one, you'll find plenty to interest you at Music-for-Church-Choirs.com.

Thea van der Putten, Singing Teacher (Amsterdam)
Not sure what to sing? Looking for inspiration? Thea Van der Putten's website lists the standard repertoire for Opera, Oratorio and Lieder, with links to the Aria Database for lyrics and translations.

British Choirs on the Web
The UK's largest Choral Community.

Musician's way
The companion site to The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness
by Gerald Klickstein, published by Oxford University Press - singers resource page

The Business of Singing
Cindy Sadler offers custom-tailored seminars and private consultations to help groups or individuals to navigate the classical music industry, maximize their potential, and realize their dreams.

The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
This website houses an extensive, growing archive of texts to 139,718 settings of Lieder and other art songs (Kunstlieder, mélodies, canzoni, романсы, canciones, liederen, canções, sånger, laulua, písně, piosenki, etc.) and other vocal pieces such as choral works, madrigals, and part-songs, in 125 languages, with 27,606 translations to Catalan, English, French, Greek, Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and many other languages. 22,107 of these translations come from our 961 wonderful and devoted volunteers.

Sheetmusic

Art Song Central
An archive and directory of free, printable sheet music for singers and voice teachers. An emphasis is placed on standard classical and traditional repertoire.

ChoralWiki
One of the world's largest free sheet music sites.

International Music Score Library Project
Virtual library containing public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge.

Gutenberg: The Sheet Music Project
Public domain sheet music collection to enable study and performance. For the most part, the musical pieces created have been chamber music, with composers such as Brahms and Beethoven.

Singing events

Sing London - Annual, Summer
An enormous celebration of singing in the capital, Sing London is a festival to get the whole of London singing. All kinds of people, singing all kinds of music in all kinds of places.

Sing for your heart- Annual, Winter
A charity fundraising event celebrating the health benefits of regular singing. Choirs support Heart Research UK by collecting donations at festive concerts, singing carols in train stations, and sponsored singing events and karaoke nights in schools and offices.

Opera Vista- Annual
Opera Vista is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote a deeper understanding of the human spirit across cultural, sociological, and artistic boundaries through the performance of the finest contemporary and cutting edge opera. The annual festival is an opportunity for contemporary opera composers to showcase their work.

Play me, I'm yours
30 pianos will be delivered to the streets of London as part of Sing London and the City of London Festival 2009. Located on streets, in public squares and parks, train stations, and street markets, the pianos are there for any member of the public to play.

Festivals

The Faenol Festival aka 'Bryn-Fest'
An annual four-night celebration of great music making in Caernarfon, Wales, headed up by the great Welsh Tenor Bryn Terfel.

Salzburg Festival
World renouned festival of Opera, Drama and Music.

Schubertiade
Founded in 1976 in the small town of Hohenems in western Austria, the Schubertiade was originally conceived as a festival to give Schubert his rightful place amoung the great composers. Today there are 70 events and over 30,000 visitors per year.

Llangollen International Eisteddfod
A world-renowned festival of music, song and dance.

Singing breaks and vacations

Berkshire Choral Festival
Based in Massechusets and locations across the USA, and Europe, the Berkshire Choral Festival was founded in 1982 to provide choral singers with the opportunity to rehearse and perform masterpieces of the choral repertoire under the direction of world-class conductors and with the help of a professional musical staff. An experience to cherish for ever.

Farncombe Estate
Cotswolds, UK. Farncombe Estate runs short leisure courses and weekend breaks all year round, including a varied and engaging programme of singing workshops, coaching for groups and individuals set in an idyllic 300 acre private park. Workshops include Gilbert and Sullivan chorus weekends, classical, oratorio, gospel, folk, soul, motown, and Beatles acapella workshops, Christmas concerts, songwriting, sight singing. Aimed at participants of all ages and abilities, there's something for everyone.

Music Education

Children's Music Workshop
Children's Music Workshopis a music education company which specializes in a variety of products and services including custom designed band and orchestra method books, school site music instruction, instrument sales and rentals, music education advocacy and more. 

Associations

British Voice Association
Dedicated to the encouragement of a healthy voice, vocal skills and communication in such areas as the performing arts, business and industry, medicine and education. The BVA recognises the human voice as an essential element of our communication and well-being. It is devoted to people with voice problems, ranging from severe pathology and cancer to subtle difficulties of artistic performance, all of whom are entitled to the best care available.

Schools Music Association (SMA)
The Schools Music Association is recognised as a national voice for music in education in the UK. They provide an essential network for music teachers which serves as a vital link between those working with young people and the policy makers at local, regional and national level.

National Association of Choirs (NAC)
Provides support and services for its 500 UK member choirs, enabling them to function efficiently in our demanding society and to conform to current legislation.

The Ongoing Singing Liaison Group (TONSIL)
TONSIL is an organisation with the mission to enhance the profile, value and influence of singing in the UK. It's an informal association whose function is to serve its member choral organisations and to act as forum for national and international vocal education and practice.

The Myrtle Hart Society
A society dedicated to illuminating the accomplishments of classical musicians of colour.

Art Song Preservation Society of New York
Dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the art song while simultaneously promoting the art song recital. Monthly workshop discussions, educational lectures, a master class series, concert and recital performances, competitions, mentorship and community outreach programs for singers, accompanists and the broader public.

Singing and health

Singing for the Brain(Alzheimers Society)
'Singing for the Brain' is a therapeutic and social activity for people with neurological conditions and their carers. The project has been started and managed by theAlzheimer's Society West Berkshire Branchand is aimed at people with memory problems and their carers.

Music related media

Classical.net
A great starting point for finding classical music related sites and services.

Opera online

Royal Opera House Podcasts
A series of opera-related podcasts made by the Royal Opera House, including cast and production team interviews.

Royal Opera House Video
The whole of Don Giovanni Free to watch on line from the Royal Opera House. (Click Don Giovanni on the menu on the left.)

Blogs

An Art Song a Day
It is my mission to present the best art songs possible every day for the purpose of both study and enjoyment; I will provide a brief description and link(s) to performance of the song, and wherever possible, a downloadable score and related information.

Operagasm
A substantive, cutting edge national perspective on current events, news, reviews, interviews, fashion and editorial contributions regarding opera and classical music.

Eric Whitacre's Blog
The blog of composer and chorus leader Eric Whitacre (the man behind the YouTube Virtual Choir).

Je chante pour moi-même
A twenty-one-year-old aspiring opera singer, taking a year off from the academic life before (hopefully) going to grad school and pursuing a career in singing. Her thoughts and observations about her voice and vocation.

Avocational Singer
A stay-at-home mother of two who has been trying to learn to sing well for over 25 years and is not giving up.

Once more with feeling
A voice teacher in New York City, with 25 years experience in the studio, a singer and actor and director.

Singing voice (Main blog|(Twitter)
A singer and voice teacher's blog about training the voice.

From the voice of ...
Elizabeth McDonald is a singer, voice teacher (Queens University, Ontario), and mother. Her blog reflects her diverse roles and experience with a focus on pedagogy.

grecchinois
This young opera singer, Nicholas Phan, writes eloquently about his life and thoughts on music.

Yankee Diva
A rising opera star, Joyce DiDonato, shares words and photos.

An English Woman Abroad
An English opera singer trying occasionally to make sense of her new life in Germany.

A selection of our customers

Alias Music
Live music entertainment for your wedding reception. Ireland.

Baihe Ladies Singers
The Baihe Ladies Singers is an all-ladies choral group in Singapore.

Our singing heroes

Gareth Malone: Animateur, Singer, Presenter of BBC's The Choir - for services to community singing and singing with kids.

The Singing Ambassador: Howard Goodall, heads the UK's national campaign to get all kids singing in schools.

People we work with

ChameleonCopywriting.com is the website of our favourite copywriter, Matt McGuire. Matt is helping us write wonderful words.

Our logo was created by Dom Keen. He will be overseeing our forthcoming redesign.

We support Brighton Craft Fair.



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