Bethany Lutheran Church, Bigfork, MT



Bethany's Choir will practice on select Wednesdays @ 2:00pm (See calendar for current schedule)

Special practices may be scheduled via phone tree.

Looking forward to seeing you at practice.

If you cannot attend, please inform Karyl. 


Golden Rules for Ensemble Singing
  • Everyone should sing the same piece.

  • Take your time turning pages.

  • Do not worry if you do not have perfect pitch - you may find singing less stressful without it!

  • The right note at the wrong time is the wrong note.

  • The wrong note at the right time is still a wrong note.

  • A wrong note sung timidly is still a wrong note.

  • A wrong note sung with authority is an interpretation.

  • A true interpretation is realized when not one note of the original remains.

  • If you happen to sing a wrong note, give a nasty look to one of your neighbors.

  • If everyone gets lost except you, follow those who get lost.

  • If you are completely lost, stop everyone and start an argument about repeat marks.

  • Strive to achieve the maximum notes per second - that way you at least gain the admiration of the totally incompetent.

  • If a passage is difficult, slow it down. If it is easy, speed it up. Everything will work itself out in the end.

  • Markings for slurs, dynamics, ornaments and breathing should be ignored. They are only there to embellish the score.

  • When everyone else has finished singing, you should not sing any notes you may still have left.

 Choir One-Liners

Q: What's the dictionary definition of "tenor"?
A: Any baritone who joins a choir that doesn't already have enough tenors.

Q: How many altos does it take to change a light bulb?
A: All of them. One to change the bulb, and the rest to complain about how high it is.

Q: How many sopranos does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one. She holds it up, and the world revolves around her.

Q: How many tenors does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: They can't, because "It's too high!"

Q: How many basses does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None. They think it's more macho to walk in the dark and bang their shins.

Q: How many choral conductors does it take to change a light bulb?
A: No one one's looking!





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