Sunday, February 10, 2013

If there’s too much talking in your choir, something must be right

I read once that if there’s a lot of talking during the break in a workshop, then it’s a good sign because it means everyone is happy, enjoying themselves and getting along well.

photo by aavarnum

I think the same applies to a choir: if there is plenty of social chit chat it’s a good sign.

However, the very thing that shows that a choir is getting along well can also be its downfall!

I’ve written before about How to deal with unwanted talking during choir rehearsals without killing anybody. It can be a big problem if you’re trying to get work done.

So you need discipline during rehearsals, but don’t lose sight of the positives.

Remember that social chit chat is a sign that something is good and healthy with your choir. People are feeling comfortable, are connecting, communicating and sharing.

All of which are good things.

Fun and serious work can go together.

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