Below you’ll find some interesting books relating to singing and community choirs:


Community choir history and culture


Caroline Bithell

A Different Voice, A Different Song

Comprehensive survey of the history of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network and community choirs in the UK. Really great book!





Karen Ahlquist (editor)

Chorus and Community






Vocal theory and technique


The Vocal Vision

A collection of essays from prominent people around the world working with the voice in a range of contexts






Kristin Linklater

Freeing the Natural Voice

A well known book from a leading voice teacher





History of Singing



John Potter and Neil Sorrell

A History of Singing

A well respected history of the voice written by two York University based academics.