Premiering in 1937 in Frankfurt during the Third Reich, there is a ritualistic force to Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. This makes it a guilty pleasure for some and perfect fodder for ad jingles.
Falsetto male pop and opera artists fascinate us with their high voices, but it’s also intriguing to know anyone can find a falsetto sound.
Both choirs and classical music were childhood influences on a stellar career that would leave behind major new recordings in these areas.
Our video shows aerosol emissions from singing a simple scale. No wonder singing in a choir can be risky.
Many boys stop singing at adolescence – but with the right support, they can continue to sing through their voice change and emerge as lifetime singers.
Singing is integral to humans. And it has important social and psychological benefits for children.
Much like what everyone in showbiz from Lady Gaga to Lang Lang seems to be doing, school-age music students are using apps and software to play instruments and sing together.
Around the world, choirs have been linked to coronavirus super-spreader events. Online choirs can provide many of the same benefits, while protecting our health.
Some covers are recorded as a nod to the legacy of the original, only to end up becoming the definitive version of the song.
Derbyshire police’s male-voice choir is out of tune with the modern world in refusing to admit women.
The tradition of carol singing at Christmas appears to be going through a revival and it’s bringing communities together.
In the great reformer’s eyes, if you didn’t love a rousing tune you deserved only “the music of the pigs”.
Did we evolve the capacity to produce sublime music simply to get more sex? Or are we driven by higher ideals related to living together in harmony? Maybe it’s a bit of both.
Children with difficulty singing can be labelled as ‘nonmusical’ by parents, teachers and pop culture. This toxic idea of ‘talent’ can deprive people of music’s benefits for the rest of their lives.
Singing in a choir really can change your life for the better. And yes, anyone can do it