Choir Observations

Let’s face it, singing in a choir is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

When you’re feeling a little flat, nothing gives you more of a lift than some simple harmony.
And it’s not just about the music – you’ll never leave a choir without making some lifelong friends.
Here are some things you only know if you sing in a choir:

  1.  The weirder the warm up, the better it is ‘Hmmmmmmmmmmm’, pant pant pant, ‘zzzZZZZZzzzzz’, moves tongue round face . . .

  2. There’s always at least one diva. If you don’t know who they are then, yes, it’s you.

  3. Smiling stops you singing flat or possibly hypnotises the audience into not noticing your mistakes.

  4. There’s always one who has just learnt how to harmonise and is going to show off by adding it in, even when it’s not meant to be there.

  5. There’s always one who doesn’t really know what harmonising is but this doesn’t stop them trying it.

  6. If they’re not in the hall they’re in the pub ‘because beer is very good for the vocal chords’.

  7. There’s always one who sings really loudly during the bits they know, then mumbles the rest (OK, we’ve all been this one at some point).

  8. There’s always one who ‘corrects’ the MD, or tells the room a fact to show they’re musical. This fact is almost always wrong.

  9. When the conductor says ‘quiet’ he means it.(But this won’t stop the gossiping of the baritones at the back/front- which ever applies)

  10. It’s hard to keep a straight face when the second tenors get a bit lost. This includes the second tenors.

  11. As long as the face is smiling, and the lips are moving, you can get away with anything Honestly, anything.