You’re Never Too Old to Join a Choir!
If you love to sing and have always thought of singing with a group, why not consider joining a choir? There are usually many different local choirs that are always looking for good singers who can join them for performances. You may even want to consider joining a church or religious organization that offers a good choir program.
Before you actually join, you may want to take some voice lessons to polish up your abilities and to learn about your own voice. If you don’t know if you’re an alto or soprano, your choir will want to know! A good singing and voice coach can give you the instruction you need to improve your range and increase your abilities, and to learn how to sing without straining your vocal chords. You can also determine if you’re good enough to sing with a choir and if you have the type of voice and range they will need.
Once you think you’re ready to join a choir you then need to find one in your neighborhood. You can check with your vocal coach as he or she may know of local groups that need singers. These ones will often put the word out to instructors as this is the easiest way to find new talents for their group.
It’s also good to check online for local choirs near you. They may travel as a group and perform at local theatres and other venues or may provide background work for plays. When they need singers they often advertise in the classified section of local job boards or even Craigslist. You might even consider joining a church just to join the choir; many nondenominational and community churches don’t preach a particular gospel and concentrate just on spirituality rather than on strict religious beliefs.
You’ll need to audition to join a choir so it’s good to choose a few songs you know well and to rehearse them until you know you have them perfect. It’s good to have a variety of songs in mind for your audition as a choir group may want something upbeat or something gospel-oriented, to test your range and real skill. Perform in front of family and friends and ask for honest opinions, and do the same with your vocal coach. This will prepare you for joining a choir.