People in choir

    
People in choir    20:07 on Monday, March 3, 2008          

blueeyedbassoon
(264 points)
Posted by blueeyedbassoon

Hey, fellow singers. Just want to get to know you all a little better. Do any of you sing in a choir? I do. And what voice range/part do you sing- are you soprano, alto, tenor or bass?


Re: People in choir    17:52 on Tuesday, March 4, 2008          

jose_luis
(2369 points)
Posted by jose_luis

I do, in an amateur choir, as Tenor. And tomorrow we have an important concert. I posted about it in the flute Forum this same site.


Re: People in choir    03:58 on Saturday, March 15, 2008          

ottkaskjr
(51 points)
Posted by ottkaskjr

Yes, bass part. But for now I have had enough of singing in choir, because I have done this about half of my life.


Re: People in choir    05:38 on Saturday, March 15, 2008          

jose_luis
(2369 points)
Posted by jose_luis

Interesting to read that... It's all the contrary with me.
I have spent half of my life away from choir activity (after an intense initial period while student) and now I have come back to it later in life. And I enjoy it more than before!.


Re: People in choir    12:37 on Saturday, March 15, 2008          

ottkaskjr
(51 points)
Posted by ottkaskjr

My problem is that singing in choir disturbs my solo career, because singing in choir and singing alone are different things. But it also depends on the choir itself. I would gladly sing in opera choir or philharmonic choir, but there are too few of those in my little country. I don't enjoy singing in school(youth) choir, but unfortunately I have to do this, otherwise I'd break my good relationship with my music teacher.
Just can't wait the end of school.


Re: People in choir    10:02 on Sunday, March 16, 2008          

jose_luis
(2369 points)
Posted by jose_luis

Singing in choir is not necessarily incompatible with a solo career, unless you are so much advanced that choir singing could affect your professional reputation. But it could depend on the approach the choir director has, and also the sing professor the singer has.

Yesterday I attended a professional choir concert, performed by the RTVE choir and soloists.
Program: Benjamin Britten and Schubert.

The soloist sang their parts and for choir-only parts, they integrated perfectly in the choir.

It is true that both activities are different, even opposite in some aspects, but controlling those aspects so that the singer fits in each situation could be (i.e is) a good exercise and helps in mastering our own voices.

I say this not for me, as I cannot start a solo career at my age, but because I sing in an amateur choir that faces, nevertheless, important musical challenges. For those special occasions, we get some help from soloists that are already in the professional level and are also singing in professional choirs.

They know how to "cover" their voices and avoid been heard above the other voices and achieving a good blend, a necessary requisite for choir singers. And when it comes to sing as soloist, they know how to project their voices and be heard by the last row of a big hall

I posted some information on the last challenge for my choir, with symphonic orchestra and soloists. In this case, the soloists did not integrate in the choir as the program (two symphonic-choral masses) was being recorded by the TVE second channel (and also, they were not paid for that): http://www.8notes.com/f/25_221840.asp.

TVE: Radio Television Espaņola





Re: People in choir    20:23 on Monday, March 17, 2008          

blueeyedbassoon
(264 points)
Posted by blueeyedbassoon

I might as well share too. I sing in a local youth choir, soprano which is really fun. I sing alto at school choir which isn't very good and we only have around 15 people ages ranging from 5-8th grade. But anyway I can't wait until highschool choir. I'm really looking forward to it.


   




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