Julia Hollander

Welcome to the Healthy Voice website where you can find out about my teaching work, children’s choirs and Community choirs.

You can discover where and what I am performing, and what my students are getting up to.  I love helping people to sing better, and I love to sing with and for people.

Latest Musings from The Blog

Che sara sara

I took ages introducing this Doris Day number into my repertoire - just too schmalzy, in my opinion. But once it was printed out, and I'd slotted in its three chords in the key of A, I felt as though I had always sung it. Since early childhood, I had known its...

Crear

The lowest period of the year, when all the kids seem to have colds, and people my age have been in bed for weeks with a flu that the vaccine-makers hadn't anticipated. Argh. A young lass in Scotland has died of pneumonia that set in as a result of all these bugs. And...

Heaven postponed

This evening's concert at the Town Hall is cancelled, due to Storm Emma and associated white-out. What a pity. Pete McMullin and I have been preparing a clutch of brilliant songs by Aaron Copland - settings of Emily Dickinson poems. The ones I had chosen for this...

Tone deaf

What a superb day of strange and wonderful singing. Two workshops - one for dementia victims no longer able to read lyrics but seriously engaged in Rocking around the Clock - sexy and young and joyful again; the second for more 'able' folk who took such pleasure in...

Welcome Autumn

Summer seemed so long and luscious - back in july I was the soloist in a super Brazilian concert in Oxford which was such fun and so much appreciated that it is being reprised - this weekend. And next morning I shall rise bright and early to recommence my duties as...

Bird song

"You can muffle the sound of the drums, you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who can stop the skylark from singing?" Kahlil Gibran Over the summer I've been making music round campfires, in streets and churches. In churches there's been a lunchtime 40's...

Improv

IMPROV Last week was a good singing week - bounded at either end by a good solid Latin Mass (the first of which was a 4-parter by Palestrina, bliss), in the middle I did two pub gigs and a Cole-Porter afternoon, plus a day improvising in London. The improvising is a...