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Singing Communities: The World of Community Choirs

Caroline Bithell

in A Different Voice, A Different Song: Reclaiming Community through the Natural Voice and World Song

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354542
eISBN:
9780199354580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354542.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 7 investigates the world of natural-voice-style community choirs, set within the broader context of amateur choirs and choral singing, both contemporary and historical, and of more generic ... More


A Different Voice, A Different Song: Reclaiming Community through the Natural Voice and World Song

Caroline Bithell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354542
eISBN:
9780199354580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354542.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book explores the history and significance of the natural voice movement and its culture of open-access community choirs, weekend workshops, and summer camps. Founded on the premise that ... More


“He Could Just Put a Song on His Fingers”: Second-Generation Gospel Choirs

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the rise of second-generation gospel choirs in Chicago. On July 6, 1959, Robert Anderson and Eddie Robinson sponsored the “Mountain of Gospel Music,” starring James Cleveland ... More


From Principles to Practice: The Culture of Natural Voice Choirs and Workshops

Caroline Bithell

in A Different Voice, A Different Song: Reclaiming Community through the Natural Voice and World Song

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354542
eISBN:
9780199354580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354542.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 shows how the principles embraced by the Natural Voice Practitioners’ Network translate into practice. First, it examines the function and rationale of the kind of vocal and physical warm ... More


Singing, Wellbeing, and Health

Stephen Clift

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199586974
eISBN:
9780191738357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter begins with an overview of non-clinical studies involving existing community choirs and singing groups or which have established singing groups for purposes of research. The focus then ... More


Singing the Songs of Others

Caroline Bithell

in A Different Voice, A Different Song: Reclaiming Community through the Natural Voice and World Song

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199354542
eISBN:
9780199354580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354542.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 5 investigates the place of world song in natural voice and community choir circles in greater depth. It explains why songs from elsewhere play such a prominent part in the repertoire and how ... More


Before the Singing: Structuring Children's Choirs for Success

Barbara Tagg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199920686
eISBN:
9780190268350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199920686.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

All children must have an opportunity to share the joy of choral music participation—whether in school, church, or community choirs. What happens before the singing begins is critical to supporting, ... More


One of These Mornings: Chicago Gospel at the Crossroads

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the transition in Chicago gospel music that began before the 1959 Detroit Invasion and continued until the late twentieth century. It first recounts the deaths of Roberta ... More


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