Hello, I’m Abi Moore!
I specialise in teaching contemporary songs in acapella harmony, by ear. (You will never set your hands on a sheet of music or a score if you sing with me!) I’m Musical Director for my weekly acapella choir Totally Vocally (previously Syncapella and Raised In Song.) I also lead monthly acapella harmony workshops which are open to all at the Nottingham Voice Collective . Both of these groups are now working online during the health crisis. I also arrange, record learning tracks and film tutorial videos for acapella voices- you can listen to my arrangements HERE and buy them for use in your choirs, either from myself directly or through the global publisher Hal Leonard, via Choir Community.
I love the arranging and teaching work I do, and have now set up a 12 Week Acapella Challenge which is open to singers across the globe. It will take us to December 2020 and you can join us at any time- visit www.totallyvocally.com to see which songs we’re doing on which weeks, and to join the challenge. I choose to work in an acapella style, without using scores, as I’m a great believer that the reward of singing without heads and hands in folders really brings out the best in the singers. I think they sing more confidently and joyfully from the heart, and it also allows a more meaningful connection with the listener, from an audience’s point of view.
Aside from my choir work, I’m a singer/songwriter and have released four albums and an EP on my own record label, toured the globe, and supported artists such as 10CC, Midge Ure, Big Country, LAU and more. In a previous life, I led the Stamford Arts Centre choir Woven Chords and the Nottingham People’s Choir. Before becoming self employed, I worked for SoundLINCS and taught mums and tots in nurseries, children and teenagers in schools as a Sing Up Leader, as well as in colleges, hospitals and foster homes. I’ve learned a lot about all sorts of different people from all walks of life, and I know that when we come together in song, we are all equal. I know that we can all be united when we work towards a common goal. And I get to see, every single week, how much joy can be brought to so many people through one amazing medium: music. So let the singing roll!