Church Choirs and the Aging Voice
Date: November 4, 2015
I am a grad student at Indiana State University. As part of our Choral Literature course we are to post a question, but regardless of the assignment I am intrigued by this topic.
My question(s) for the choral community: When working with a church choir, which often has older members, how do you go about picking your repertoire? Older voices, especially in untrained singers don't sing as high or as loud as one would want. What composers or repertoire do you look at? Likewise, what pedagogical exercises or issues do you address in the church choir rehearsal scene, given that it is usually a volunteer-based choir and not a lot of time to address what students learn in an academic setting?
Thank you for your insight in advance!
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