“Let Us Sing” - Choirs are an important component of leadership for congregational worship. In some communities, persons are recruited to be choir directors, but they have not been prepared for the job. This modest handbook is designed to help new or untrained choir directors improve both themselves and their choir and also increase the personal satisfaction of teaching and performing choral music. The book addresses key areas of competence ranging from auditions to rehearsals to vocal training, enunciation, warm-ups, conducting, score preparation, motivation and management, and performance and recordings and much more.
Wayne Moore is former Director of the Kingston College Chapel Choir in Kingston Jamaica, a boy’s high school choir with a very long tradition of choral excellence. Its membership is drawn from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, musical cultures and religious denominations - a choir of ordinary boys and young men whose musical expertise is developed solely within the choir, but which nevertheless has resulted in an extraordinary choir.
Wayne Moore was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1964. His high school education was completed at Kingston College. He has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Post Graduate Business Management. Moore joined the Kingston College Chapel Choir in 1976 as a treble and became its youngest director, at age 21 in 1985, and subsequently its longest serving Director, having relinquished the position in 2008. Moore has been a vocal coach and choir trainer for over 20 years and is currently a music teacher/vocal instructor for the Education Department on the island of Nevis.
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