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Choir Rehearsals moving to Wednesdays!

posted Sep 16, 2012, 7:59 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 4:29 PM ]
Our adult choir is moving its rehearsals to Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, in the hopes that a new night may attract some new members!  So everyone is invited to attend this Wednesday, September 19th, and check it out with any obligation...

Did you know that singing can enhance your well-being, reduce your feelings of pain and even prolong your life?  Using your voice to sing, rather than simple carry out a conversation, offers unique health benefits.  Studies have linked singing with a lower heart rate, decreased blood pressure, improved lung capacity, higher energy levels, better posture and reduced stress.  And besides the health benefits, it's a community activity where you'll have the opportunity to work with like-minded people as a team.  So if you sing in the car of the shower, why not do it with other people?  (Sing, not shower!)

Some other perks to consider are that no matter how packed the church gets on Easter or Christmas, you have a reserved, padded, comfortable seat.  It's also a lot easier on your knees, since there are no kneelers,.  And unlike American Idol, no one can vote you out! 

Every church wants a good choir, and everyone wants to be on a good team.  Like any team, choral singing is about collaboration, training together, mutual support, etc.  Well, the bigger and more balanced we are, the better we'll sound. 

There's no audition necessary, you don't need any musical experience or knowledge, and you won't ever have to sing a solo if you don't want to.  And it's OK to come and just listen.  Learning to listen to music effectively is the first step in better singing.  There's also no need to make any long term commitment; new members are encouraged to sing when they can.

So don't worry about your voice not being good enough.  There's an old saying that goes “If God gave you a good voice, raise it and sing praise with it.  And if God gave you a bad voice, raise it even louder and get even!”