….But not too loud.
Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and that can certainly be true with a choir. A key aspect of choir singing is that the sound produced is the result of lots of voices singing together…Blending in a choir is key to getting a unified sound. It’s super that individuals can sing confidently, but if certain voices are sticking out, it’s not a choir anymore – it’s just a group of soloists!
Plus, variations in volume through the course of a song help bring light and shade to the piece, and achieve those lovely ‘swells’ that get Vanessa really excited! So next time you’re in rehearsal, listen to what’s going on around you. If you are quieter that those standing next to you, sing up! And if you’re warbling away like Mariah Carey and your choir buddies are sticking their fingers in their ears to save their eardrums, maybe best reign it in a bit!