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Old 12-11-2010, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Choral Music

So, In the 4 and a half years I've been posting here, I've also been part of a multitude of choirs. It's always been an integral part of my musical "experience", in that if I were to say what instrument I played, it would always be singing above anything else. What surprises me, though, is that in those 4 years, I have yet to see a single thread about choral music in these forums. Surely I am not the only person here who sings in a choir, or at least enjoys listening to choral music?

Personally, I think it's a fantastic experience: there's something about spending an hour singing in tandem with a group of people to create fantastic music that leaves you with a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment, especially when rewarded with an appreciative audience at the end of all your work!

So am I the only one, after all? Are there other Choristers out there, or will I go sit in the corner and sing bass lines to myself? I had deliberated over putting this in the "instruments" section as voice, but I think it's probably better off here. I just hope it gets seen :P
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not a singer myself, but I really enjoy choral music. There's something special about hearing multiple human voices singing simultaneously.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not active in choirs anymore, but I also laid down some basso profundo on the old vocal chords--for years. In high school, college and in church--it was fundamental to my musical education.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Choral music is amazing, imo. Shame how little it's applied in modern music except as a sampled supplement. I personally prefer choral vocals to the standard lead singer style, myself.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Since nobody is presenting any links one of my favorite mostly(I mean it has some instrumentation) choral works, and proof of how creative you can be with human voice:







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Old 12-30-2010, 11:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I was in mid-state choir this year and got to sing this, was mighty fun:



Also have to throw in this all-time fav:



If you're in America you don't get to see it unfortunately
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Mendelssohn's Elijah is a great choice
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I'm a choir person myself. I'm going to be in 5 choirs next fall. And I agree with the OP about how rewarding it is to be in a choir. It's a really amazing experience. Best thing I've ever done.
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i was once a member of highschool glee club and college choir in our school and truely, those were the times where i can feel i'm involving myself in music. i don't play any musical instruments but good thing i have my voice with me. being in a choir also gives you that edge to have a convincing judgement when you hear someone sing. i personally, after all of those years i went thru as being part of the choir, i can tell whether a singer is a gifted one, or just mediocre. and everyone can easily tell a hideous voice.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My favorite Stravinsky work:







Maybe it's not everybody's but I love the weirdness of it.
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