Singing in the choir - how good is good enough?


#1

Our church is rather small with a lay choir of 3-5 women who sing there regularily, on bigger holidays more people join, some of them with an education in classic music.
In the average liturgy, it´s ok, but in the holiday season for example they have problems to build a proper choir.
I would love to join, BUT I have not the best voice. With training I could reach an average good level (I have extreme problems with the high notes) but I didn´t trained since I was a child.
Now my question is what would be better, joining without mucb skill or accepting a really small choir. The problem is that no one would really say “you´re to bad to join”, even if it would sound horribly :roll_eyes:
I had the idea to train myself until I am better and ask then for joining, but I´m sooo lost with doing this myself. I finally got the notes for the liturgy of the hour and the tones in the chrysostomos liturgy, but how to train this without basic theoretical music skills?


#2

Have you prayed to God about it?


#3

It is up to the choir director.


#4

Yes, but we don´t have a real choir director, and If asked, all I would get would be “sure”, even if they wouldn´t like me to join …


#5

Then go for it!!!


#6

There are studies out there (don’t have links at the moment, google will help!) that show singing with other people helps depression, anxiety, is mentally/emotionally good for you!!


#7

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