Re: [bbshop] Re: Remaking our SPEBSQSA (BHS) Structure
- Our director, for a guest night, said 50% of our members can't read music, and the rest can't read at all!
Got a big laugh.
On Apr 2, 2013, at 6:41 PM, Marti Lovejoy <lovejoymar@...> wrote:
> Someone mentioned that they had the chorus members raise their hands if
> they didn't read music at the end of the show and got a gasp from the
> audience. Well, I can tell you one thing - those super choruses also
> have many men (or women) who don't read music.
> The exalted audition that many of these super choruses have consists of
> determining if the person can sing in the right key after being started
> on a simple song (yes, I know some go a little further, but they have
> earned the right).
> I think you'd find a whole passle of singers in the Vocal Majority or
> Masters of Harmony, etc., who wouldn't be comfortable singing a solo -
> that's why they sought out a group-singing experience. They get their
> jollies by adding to a terrific performing ensemble and they work very
> hard (probably on their own, between chapter meetings) in order to sure
> they are contributing to the VERY best of their ability.
> One of the better SAI coaches I every heard said it's all about "being
> great in a group." And great doesn't have to be A level or even B level
> - it's just guys (or ladies) singing mostly in tune, correct words and
> notes, with lots of enthusiasm. I don't think that's too much to ask.
> Marti Lovejoy
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