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 trill than some simple harmony.
And it’s not just about the music – you’ll never leave a choir without making some lifelong friends.
Here’s a few you only know if you sing in a choir.
The weirder the warm up, the better it is
‘Hmmmmmmmmmmm’, *pant pant pant* ‘zzzZZZZZzzzzz’, *moves tongue round face*
There’s always at least one diva
If you don’t know who they are then, yes, it’s you!
Smiling stops you singing flat
Or possibly hypnotises the audience into not noticing your mistakes.
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.
There’s always one who doesn’t really know what harmonising is
But this doesn’t stop them adding it in by mistake.
If they’re not in the hall they’re in the pub
Because beer is very good for the vocal chords.
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.
What happens in chorus stays in chorus
Not to mention the after-show do.
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.
When the conductor says ‘quiet’ she means it
But this won’t stop the gossiping of the girls aged 13-93.
It’s hard to keep a straight face when the sopranos get warbly
This includes the sopranos.
As long as the face is smiling, and the lips are moving, you can get away with anything