• Karen Partington

    Member
    2nd November 2017 at 12:18 pm

    UK Choir Festival – St Albans

    21st and 22nd October Feedback

    Ben Sawyer (Saturday)

    One Voice

    • Superb diction and bright warm tone
    • Pitching dropped a little

    Kingdom Come

    • Diction crisp and clear, good sense of ownership of the song and its meaning
    • Couple of pitching issues
    • Men’s voices not always blended

    Greg Beardsell (Saturday)

    One Voice

    • Accurate articulation, good dynamic contrast
    • Rich harmonic texture
    • Lift corners and mouths and brighten eyes. It needs to look fun.

    Kingdom Come

    • Good corporate sound. Accurate and confident.
    • Good connection with the song

    Karen Gibson (Saturday)

    One Voice

    • Great start beautifully pitched and blended.
    • Choir could work on articulation which would help blend and pitch

    Kingdom Come

    • Love the contemporary feel. Very good attempt.
    • Altos slightly pitchy, entrances a little timid.

    David Lowe (Sunday)

    One Voice

    • Very attentive to conductor. Committed.
    • Watch establishing pitch at outset. Try not to ‘hit and hold’ long notes.

    Kingdom Come

    • Clear message
    • Excellent awkward rhythms, let the rhythm relax a little
    • Work on a resonant ‘oo’ vowel for accompaniment

    Ula Weber (Sunday)

    One Voice

    • Lovely Soprano unison opening
    • Strong harmony singing
    • Tight rhythms and good clear endings
    • Sops don’t push in the high sections
    • Men listen carefully to sops to come in in tune

    Kingdom Come

    • Beautifully sung with feeling
    • Great diction
    • Nice use of unison to harmony
    • You clearly love singing together

    Mark De-Lisser (Sunday)

    One Voice

    • Nice balanced sound harmonically
    • Good volume from the outnumbered men
    • Where is the story in the faces?
    • “Ring” was very shrill from the sops.

    Kingdom Come

    • Lovely safe sound that could do with more body and a greater sense of physicality

    Pete Churchill (Sunday)

    OneVoice

    • Unison sound is great
    • Good choice of song
    • Good sense of drama and shape
    • Work on pitching, explore song line by line and identify points where things sleep
    • In serious danger of sounding very good.

    Kingdom Come

    • Lovely opening, diction good
    • Good sense of storytelling
    • These songs aren’t easy to pull off and you do a great job
    • Lovely vibe, great material.
    • Committed singing, worth the extra work