Chorus Connection Blog

Author: Tori Cook

A Holiday Ditty From Your Friends at Chorus Connection

Tori Cook December 14, 2018
It seems the staff at Chorus Connection have decided to make it an annual tradition to film a holiday parody for you. Last year's holiday jingle was the first of, what we hope to be, many silly holiday videos featuring our employee choir - The ChoCo Puffs. Check out this year's video!
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Fun Ways to Engage Your Audience During Your Chorus's Holiday Performances

Tori Cook November 27, 2018
Holiday concerts are fast-approaching! Want a few fun ideas for engaging your audience members this holiday season? Read on, friends.
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What Chorus Managers are Really Thankful For

Tori Cook November 21, 2018
As we stuff our faces with Thanksgiving feasts, chorus managers across the globe are busying themselves with holiday concert preparations. Want to know a few ways to show your appreciation? Here's what choruses managers are really thankful for!
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Underutilized Channels for Recruiting Singers for Your Chorus

Tori Cook November 16, 2018
Sometimes it feels like we've tried everything to recruit new singers for our community choruses and nothing seems to be working. But have we tried everything? We could always be doing more! Here are just a few underutilized, but effective, channels for recruiting new singers.
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Why Your Community Chorus Needs You to Volunteer

Tori Cook November 06, 2018
Everyone knows that volunteers are the lifeblood of any nonprofit - including (and especially!) community choruses. There are many reasons community choruses rely on volunteers to sustain and grow their organizations. Here's why we need you to step up to the plate.
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Making the Most of Your Chorus's Annual Fund Campaign

Tori Cook October 23, 2018
While it's not the most effective approach, many community choruses are still heavily relying on physical mailings to meet their annual fund goals. By using various marketing channels and strategies, choruses can expand their donor database and grow their annual revenue. Learn more!
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Building a Community with Bachtoberfests and Beer Choir

Tori Cook October 11, 2018
Singing and drinking have gone hand-in-hand for a long time - dating back to the 13th century. "Beer Choir" recently took root in the U.S. in 2015. This new outlet for singing presented opportunities to help community choruses recruit new singers, raise money, and strengthen their communities.
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20 Ideas for Getting Your Members Involved in the Chorus's Fundraising Initiatives

Tori Cook September 28, 2018
One thing we know for sure: members are the lifeblood of any community chorus. If you want your chorus's fundraising initiatives to be successful, look to your singing members to lead the way. Here are twenty ideas for engaging them with the chorus's fundraising initiatives!
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Lux Choir - a Semi-Professional Choir of College-Aged Singers

Tori Cook September 19, 2018
At Chorus Connection, we love meeting choral leaders and choruses from all over the world. When we discover a chorus that is superbly unique, we feel compelled to tell their story. That's how I felt when I came across the website for Lux Choir, a semi-professional college-aged choir.
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Overcoming Resistance to Change Within Choral Organizations

Tori Cook September 13, 2018
We are all hard-wired to fear change. But change can be a good thing! The world is always changing and community choruses need to adapt to their new environments in order to survive and thrive. So how do we overcome resistance to change and work together to make progress within our organizations?
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