Bethany Lutheran Church, Bigfork, MT



Bethany's Choir will practice every Wednesday @ 2:00pm.

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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