Good technique as prevention
Our vocal cords make sound by vibrating together at high speed. Beginning singers often use their voices in unhealthy ways, forcing the vocal cords to hit together too hard. Our vocal cords are delicate and will become inflamed and irritated very quickly. When repeated over time this inflammation will turn into calluses (nodules, polyps or cysts). To prevent short term voice loss and long term serious damage, work with a singing teacher or voice therapist to learn good technique.
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Hello lovely people!
Thanks so much for making last night such a great rehearsal, and welcome to the new members! I'm so sorry last night was a bit less organised than usual, and for my voiceless, sniffly state. We got there in the end and made progress on This Town as well as revisiting Budapest. Big thanks to Jess for stepping in and helping with warmups!
We're going to keep looking at those next week, so check out Soundcloud for parts (This Town parts will be uploaded hopefully by Friday evening) to help you practice and if you need a PDF of any of the charts, check our Dropbox.
As I was saying last night, the end of term performance will be happening at Simba Sessions on the 14th of Dec as part of their Christmas show, so pop it in your diaries and check out the Facebook event. Other acts are TBA but click attending to keep up to date and be sure to invite your mates.
Next week I expect to be fully recovered and Cate will be back on deck so we'll be firing on all cylinders! See you then, can't wait!
X Maryanne, team Northies.
Greetings Northies, Old and New!
We had such a fabulous evening last night. It was great meeting you newbies! As always, we want to express much love and appreciation to our vets who make our newbies feel warm and welcome!
The parts for Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun' and Lanie Lane's 'What Do I Do' are up on Soundcloud already. So have a listen! We also encourage you to listen to the originals and get familiar with the song.
Don't forget that if you've encourage someone else to join up, you get a $50 Brother Alec voucher! Flick through an email, or attach a message on your payment so we know to bring the vouchers next week. All issues with the new website have been resolved, so please sign up for term 3 HERE
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or queries.
See you next Wednesday!
C & M Xoxo
Hello wonderful Northies!
We're back for term 3 next Wednesday 18th July. We've missed you all and can't wait to get back into it!
In the meantime, we'd love your feedback or suggestions. Be a pal and take our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JD2RP39
All the results are anonymous so go ahead and tell us what you really think. xD
We are also excited to announce that if you sign up with a non-Northie friend for term 3, you'll get a $50 Brother Alec voucher! What better way to solidify your undying friendship than with choir and coffee? (Term membership only).
Lastly, for those of you who are curious about the kind of music we perform, feel free to check out our Soundcloud page here!
Sign up for term 3 HERE
See you next Wednesday!
C & M Xoxo
What an awesome gig we had at the Thornbury Lentil as Anything on Wednesday night! We had a longer set list than usual and we nailed all the songs! Great job everyone!
We will have two weeks off over the school holidays but we'll be back on Wednesday 18th of July at Salvo Hall. Any newcomers are absolutely welcome to come and give it a try.
*UPDATE* We will be having one more rehearsal at Candyland next Wed 25th April as our new space is closed for ANZAC day. We are excited to announce that we have secured a larger space at the fantastic Salvation Army Thornbury Corps, 704/710 High St, Thornbury VIC. We have been lucky enough to outgrow our current space and we're so thrilled to have a space that will accomodate our growing numbers. We'll be there singing our hearts out every Wednesday 7.30-9pm. If you'd like to join, contact us!
Northern Voices Is A Social Choir For EveryoneNorthern Voices are a fun, inclusive social choir that is open to all. No audition is required! We meet every Wednesday to jam out pop, folk, rock, indie and original tunes. We finish off each term with a performance night and members are able to invite friends and family along to the event. It's always a blast and we are excited to share our growing arts community with you! Come down and see what it's like!
Term 1 Dates: 31 Jan - 28 Mar
Location: Candyland Art Space, 244 Normanby Ave Thornbury.
Times: Wednesdays 7.30 - 9pm (includes supper)
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