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This podcast exists to promote and encourage two long-time traditions in our society that seem to be dwindling…The Choir and Corporate Singing. We hope to revive the excitement and joy experienced with singing in a choir, as well as inform and educate the listener on all things singing, and all things choir related. A weekly podcast featuring discussion and interviews with choir directors, choir members, and other guests representing church choirs, college and university choirs, community ch ...
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Step into the vibrant Choir Room where the rich tapestry of song and spirit comes to life. This week, my co-hosts Dorian Johnson, Mietta Stancil-Farrar, and I, Greg Thomas, as we uncover the poignant history of the hymn "It Is Well With My Soul" and then followed by a live rendition by the enchanting Sarai Negron-Ingold. Mietta brings us the CRQ an…
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As we gather in the Choir Room this Easter, a time of reflection and rejoicing unfolds through the power of choral music. The episode kicks off with a stirring reminder of Christ's sacrifice, captured in Kurt Carr's poignant composition, performed remotely during the 2020 pandemic by Greg Thomas and Misty Quinn, and we're transported through the ri…
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Choir is a fusion of singing, faith, community, and tradition that resonates with many of us. In this episode we've orchestrated a vibrant discussion around reviving choir traditions, the undervalued power of corporate singing, and the intricate challenges choir directors confront in today's ever-evolving world, particularly in the wake of a pandem…
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As the harmonies of "Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus" resonated in the Choir Room, Dorian Johnson enlightens us on this deep content rich hymn of the church. Mietta Stancil-Farrar navigates us through our CRQ to discuss the rich tapestry of choir beyond the church walls, uncovering the wide-reaching impact of gospel music from serene nursing home …
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Embark on a spiritual odyssey with us as we ring in the new year with a heartfelt celebration of choir and corporate singing, brought to life by the collective genius of Greg Tomas, Doria Johnson, Mietta Stancil Farrar, and Dr. Scott Cumberbatch. We promise a journey into the theological tapestry of Charles Wesley's iconic hymn "And Can It Be That …
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Step into The Choir Room where the harmonious blend of voices isn't just about music—it's a testament to the power of community and faith. Greg is joined by passionate co-hosts Dorian Johnson and Mietta Stancil-Farrar, and together they usher in a symphony of discussion on the resurgent love for choir and corporate singing. This episode promises a …
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As the holiday season wraps us in its festive embrace, the Choir Room becomes a sanctuary where the soulful blend of voices lifts spirits and fortifies faith. Joined by a group of personal friends and supporters, we delve into the heartwarming world of choral singing, sharing personal journeys and the unspoken bonds it creates. Dorian unpacks the t…
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Gather 'round the Choir Room's hearth as we kindle the spirit of Christmas with voices that echo the joy of the season. Lend your ear to an episode that promises to rekindle your love for traditional carols and the sense of unity they inspire. The hosts are joined by friends of Metromusic & Arts, we delve into beloved hymns like "What Child Is This…
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Ever wondered about the profound significance behind some of your favorite Christmas hymns? Prepare to embark on a journey with us, your hosts Greg Thomas and Dorian Johnson, as we unearth the theological truths embedded in the beloved "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." We dive deep into its history, tracing its origins back to Charles Wesley in 1739 a…
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Are you ready to ignite the joy of the holiday season through song? Join us, hosts Greg Thomas, Dorian Johnson and Mietta Stancil-Farrar, as we unwrap the significance of singing during the Christmas holiday, community singing and the hymn of the week, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel". We dive deep into the biblical references of this beautiful hymn, une…
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The internet, and the plethora of access it provides, is influencing young people's engagement with music, specifically with choir and corporate singing. Find out how you can contribute your thoughts on the evolution of choir music and the seeming disinterest among today's church generation. We also delve into the pressing issue of an apparent lack…
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Ever wondered how weather can impact your vocal cords or what qualifies and makes a successful choir director? Don't miss out this episode as Catherine Hall continues to discuss the benefits of hydration to the effects of temperature changes on your voice, and much more. If you're a choir director or a singer, you’ll glean a lot from our conversati…
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Ever wonder why hydration is crucial for both your health and singing ability? Or why choir participation among teens is trending downward? Tune in as we, your hosts, along with Dr. Cathering Hall, and vocal coach and YouTube sensation Tara Simon, get to the root of these issues. We'll puncture the myth of modern hydration habits and how they affec…
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Join us on a musical journey with the Dove Aware Winning Recording Artist, the inspiring LaRue Howard, a woman whose heart beats to the rhythm of worship. She shares her melodious story, from humble beginnings singing hearing Charlie Pride songs on her uncle's porch, to her thriving ministry in music. In addition to this, LaRue graces us with inval…
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Metromusic & Arts has exciting things planned, and a forthcoming Choir Room theme song contest. David and Elizabeth Norfrey come back once more to share the fascinating parallels between handbell choirs and vocal choirs, underlining the importance of each choir member for a harmonious performance. Then, join an intriguing discussion on how the infu…
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Prepare for an enlightening journey as we uncover profound parallels between the art of singing and living a vibrant Christian life. Promising soul-stirring revelations, vocal instructor Elizabeth Norfrey unveils the similarities of air in both singing and spiritual life. Dorian delivers another though provoking commentary on the hymn "More Love to…
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Fancy unraveling the mystery behind finding your God-given voice? We're on a thrilling exploration with our special guests, the Norfrey couple, as they share their exceptional expertise and a century of professional music experience. We kick off with our hymn of the week, “My Jesus, I Love Thee,” that sets the stage for us to delve into the depth o…
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Remember when we used to stand shoulder to shoulder with others, belting out tunes like 'This Land is Your Land' and 'If I Had a Hammer' in our school choir? The thrill of those harmonies is no small part of our shared experience. We invite you to join us on a nostalgic journey as we delve into the importance of choral singing, and how it is undeni…
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Experience the resilience of choir and corporate singing in this insightful episode of The Choir Room. As schools reopen and young enthusiasts warm up their vocal cords for choir season, we share in the joy of age-old singing traditions. Highlighting this spirit of celebration is our exploration of the 50-year anniversary of the New Christian Taber…
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Ready to learn about the transformational power of communal singing and how it can elevate your daily life? In this episode Greg takes a quick look at some of the many different vocal warmups and workouts used by vocalists and coaches alike. From choir lofts to Broadway stages, we explore the diverse warm-up styles that help singers tune their inst…
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Join us on a faith-filled journey as we uncover the extraordinary power of singing gospel music, with a special focus on its impact within choirs. We're thrilled to introduce LaShawn Nieves, our esteemed guest contributor who has dedicated her life to gospel music as a singer, worship leader, and so much more. She's here to unfold her story, from h…
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Let's begin by reviewing a little of our discussion from last week when we dissected our favorite choir arrangements, and digging into their intricacies…and inviting you, our listeners, to share your favorites. Taking you on a fascinating journey, we explore the world of traveling gospel choirs that perform overseas. We also delve into the cultural…
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What happens when a group of choir enthusiasts gather to discuss their shared passion for choir music and worship? You get a lively discussion that explores hymns to modern day Gospel, and everything in between. Joined by Dorian Johnson, Mietta Stancil-Farrar, and Coleman Smart, we cover a lot of ground, starting with Dorian's Hymn of the Week and …
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Why aren't more Gospel choirs singing four-part harmony? Is it because many do not see the need for baritone voices? Is it due to a lack of training? If you've ever pondered these questions, this episode is for you! The team discusses why four-part harmony seems less common. Join the hosts as they explore the topic in this week's CRQ. Our guest con…
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Join us for Part #2 with our guest, the extraordinary Lady Bosé, talented singer, vocal coach, and vocal producer, graciously guides us with thrilling stories of her vocal journey and shares her invaluable tips for budding singers. Bosé brings her expert knowledge to the table, discussing vocal health and wellness, and the importance of understandi…
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In this episode, Dorian delves into the hymn of the week, 'Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven,' and unpack its rich themes of divine exaltation, grace, and everlasting nature. The episode takes a fascinating turn as we engage in a hearty discussion about fostering fellowship and relationships within choirs. We challenge the norm by addressing click…
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Are you finding yourself drained by the end of choir practice? Is fatigue impacting your singing glory? Let's talk about it. Join us, your hosts Greg, Dorian, Mietta, and Coleman as we discuss the physical demands and fatigue of choir rehearsals. We've got a special guest contributor in the house, Dr. Catherine Hall, an expert in functional medicin…
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Step into the choir room with us and our esteemed guest, Broadway singer and actress Q Smith, for Part 2 of an enlightening exchange that's sure to enthrall all vocal music and theatre enthusiasts. Our conversation takes us through group singing and its inherent lessons of selflessness and trust. Q, with her seven-year Broadway stint, offers an int…
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We're thrilled to welcome the incredibly talented singer and actress Q Smith to The Choir Room Podcast this week! Q shares her inspiring journey from humble church choir beginnings to the glitz and glamour of Broadway, all while staying grounded in her faith and family roots. Join us as we explore the power of singing and the importance of maintain…
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Ready to reignite your passion for choir singing? We've got you covered with this choir room episode, filled to the brim with tips, discussions, and even some new segment introductions to pique your curiosity. Hear how to participate in our new segments like "Know Your Voice", "The Sit-Ins", and "Choir Song Submission". Then, be taken by surprise w…
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Warren Carr https://www.toluwanigns.org/team-4 returns for Part 2 of our discussion and shares about the work he and his family are doing now in Zambia, Africa. This discussion is sure to provoke and encourage the listener, and maybe even challenge one to tie their music to a worth while cause. Then the team engages in an energetic and opinionated …
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Ashley continues with tips for the vocalists and answer a questions from our hosts and virtual audience. https://rosevox.com/ https://www.instagram.com/rosevoxstudios/ Greg has an incredibly provoking and encouraging conversation with former choir director, worship, writer, friend Warren Carr. https://www.toluwanigns.org/team-4 Perpetuating and Pro…
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We pick up the Q&A segment with Brian Rawls and Danny Murray from episode #5...great nuggets shared by both men. Then the team engages in another interesting CRQ that really fits the theme of this episode and our featured guest contributor. Worship Leader, choir director, and vocal coach Ashley Gonzalez shares a bit of her story, her experience, an…
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Two guest contributors join us in The Choir Room: Dr. Brian Rawls with Pillar College in NJ and Mr. Danny Murray, Director of Voices of Lee from Lee University in Tennessee. These two men drop loads of information, understanding, and wisdom. About 50 additional people join us as part of our first virtual audience. (Q&A will follow in next week's po…
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The team reviews the awesome interview during last weeks' podcast with Darryl Jordan. Shout-out to some Choir Room friends and participants. Greg interviews longtime friend Ronald A. Foster - Choir Director, Musician, Composer and Arranger, and Greg's first piano teacher. They discuss the early days of choir, choir today, and what Ron is doing now.…
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Guest Contributor Darryl Jordan with the Fiorello H. Laguardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts (that's a mouth full) shares of the great things happen with the school's gospel choir, and mixes up the conversation with Greg about the importance and value of choir in church, school, and community. https://www.laguardiahs.org https://w…
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In the inaugural episode Greg Thomas introduced his co-hosts and had them tell you a little bit about themselves. However, a listener pointed out that they wanted to learn more about the host. So, Greg shares a little bit about himself in this episode. "Why Choir?" is the CRQ (Choir Room Question) this week and is address by each of the teams' host…
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We experiment with the new theme song for the podcast. Let us know what you think. Greg Thomas speaks to the purpose and goal of this podcast, and conducts a spontaneous interview with Mikayah Symphony McDuffie, the talented daughter of two of his very dear friends. Mietta Stancil Farrar leads us in the discussion "What Makes A Choir Attractive?" D…
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A program provided by Metromusic & arts, this is the first episode of the first season of "The Choir Room" podcast. This is a weekly podcast focused on all things choir and corporate singing. Featuring discussion and interviews with choir directors and choir members representing church choirs, college and university choirs, community choirs, and sh…
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For months, Matt has been narrowing down the Glepisode Glacket over on Twitter, trying to find the BEST episode of Glee.The two contenders after many rounds of competition...Season 2, episode 14: Blame it on the AlcoholSeason 4, episode 4: The Break UpListen to hear Matt and Aman break down both episodes, comparing and contrasting, and ultimately c…
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It's season finales season in The Choir Room! This week, we re-visit season 6's finale, "Dreams Come True"!Listen all the way to the end for an important update and announcement regarding the podcast! Follow us on Twitter: @choirroompodE-mail us! Feedback, ideas, fact-checks, anything! choirroompodcast@gmail.comWant to help financially support the …
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It's season finales season in The Choir Room! This week, we re-visit season 5's finale, "The Untitled Rachel Berry Project"! Follow us on Twitter: @choirroompodE-mail us! Feedback, ideas, fact-checks, anything! choirroompodcast@gmail.comWant to help financially support the show? paypal.me/choirroompodcast…
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It's season finales season in The Choir Room! This week, we re-visit season 3's finale, "Goodbye" with special guest, LaTonya Starks! Follow us on Twitter: @choirroompodE-mail us! Feedback, ideas, fact-checks, anything! choirroompodcast@gmail.comWant to help financially support the show? paypal.me/choirroompodcast…
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Matt and Aman kick off a series within a series, with the next six Take Twos covering all six Glee season finales!To start things off, we re-visit season 1's finale, "Journey to Regionals" Follow us on Twitter: @choirroompodE-mail us! Feedback, ideas, fact-checks, anything! choirroompodcast@gmail.comWant to help financially support the show? paypal…
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We're joined again by Rosey this week! We're looking back at season 2's very long episode, "Born This Way" leaving us plenty to talk about. Really fun one! Follow us on Twitter: @choirroompodE-mail us! Feedback, ideas, fact-checks, anything! choirroompodcast@gmail.comThe Choir Room tarafından oluşturuldu
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Matt L and Matty G are bringing you extensive coverage of the film series that defined our generation - High School Musical! In this episode, the Matts wrap up their thoughts on the entire series! Movie rankings, song rankings, and a mini-breakdown of our main characters' journeys through the films! We hope you've enjoyed our journey into the High …
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Matt L and Matty G are bringing you extensive coverage of the film series that defined our generation - High School Musical! Coverage will be broken into three parts each for each of the three films!In this episode, listen to the Matts recap Part 3 of the High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), covering the final 40:00 of the film! Follow us on …
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