Retreat ideas for a church choir
Date: March 23, 2008
I just inherited a choir at a small local church and naturally I'm in search
of ways to build and improve the program. One of the things I'd like to do
is a choir retreat, but since I've never done one before I'd like to consult
the greater wisdom of the List.
Some of my questions would be: The best time to schedule such a retreat and
for how long? What sort of activities to plan? How much new repertoire to
introduce? Are there good technique-building activities you've used to
boost their overall sound? This isn't a church with an exuberant bank
account, so what are some good ways to do it on a budget? What am I leaving
out that's important?
This is a group with a perfectly competent sound and ambitions to grow
beyond their present size and abilities, which I find to be a very good
place to start. Any advice you can give will be greatly appreciated.
Many thank in advance for your thoughtful replies.
Mayflower Congregational UCC