ChoraLine Pronounciation Guides
As part of the ChoraLine learning and rehearsal collection, we are creating a range of pronunciation guides specifically designed to help singers and conductors learn, and correctly pronounce, the foreign language texts in the choral repertoire.
The complete range of high-quality pronunciation guides will provide instruction on various German, French, Italian and Latin texts.
The guides currently available are in the free gifts section of our new App and the booklets can be printed from clicking on the links below:
The Benefits of ChoraLine Pronunciation Guides
The guides are designed to be useful to both amateur and professional singers.
The accompanying guidebook covers the entire text of the choral work with a word-for-word translation. Word stresses and inflections are indicated clearly, and International Phonetic Symbols (IPA) are used to show important vowel sounds and consonants. An easy-to-use colour-coded chart will help you familiarise yourself with the sounds and their IPA symbols. (IPA symbols are recognised world-wide and are compatible with most dictionaries).
On the CD the complete text of the work is spoken with the same inflections and word-stresses as the sung text, with pauses after each phrase for repetition. The CD includes a general introduction to the language, as well as helpful advice on practicing those difficult consonants and vowel sounds.
With the help of ChoraLine Pronunciation Guides you will be well on your way to learning the text with accuracy, helping you sing with greater confidence and enjoyment.
Collaborating with Experts
Narrating our ChoraLine German Rehearsal Guides is qualified vocal coach and singing teacher Norbert Meyn
A professional singer, Norbert received training in his native Germany and later at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He has many years of experience as a soloist and choral singer, and currently teaches German Lieder, opera and diction at both The Guildhall and at the Royal College of Music. He also enjoys working as a language coach for the BBC singers and Symphony Chorus, as well as EMI, Deutche Grammaphon, Harmonia Mundi and Hyperion record labels.