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- Editorial Statement -

Millions of people the world over participate in the phenomenon of choral singing.  Every school, community and church choir or chorus, from simple quartet to a hundred voices or more, is comprised of people who love to sing for the sheer joy of making music together.  Some prefer Renaissance, some opera, some Broadway.  Many are spiritually motivated, others more socially so.  Some may have had extensive training or coaching - or even may have sung professionally at one time or another.  But all singers, regardless of background, benefit from positive reinforcement and regular reminders about:

-         Good vocal technique
-         Healthy habits
-         The particulars of singing in different languages
-         Differences in musical styles
-         Group dynamics
-         Key physical elements of singing

Every conductor spends some time on these issues, but few can devote to them more than a small percentage of precious rehearsal time.  Choral Singer newsletter can extend that good training beyond the walls of the rehearsal hall, reinforcing it all the other days of the week. 

Choral singing is a major commitment.  Attending rehearsals, personal study of difficult passages, auditions for solos – major or incidental - lengthy dress rehearsals, and multiple performances.  This is not an avocation for the faint-hearted!  Singing is an athletic activity, requiring both mental and physical agility and strength.

A singer - in whatever stage of musical development he or she may be - who is operating at peak performance, is a happy singer.  That is, singing with confidence and understanding - without fear, without strain, and without fatigue. And, from the director’s point of view, it goes without saying that a happy singer is making the best possible contribution to the group.

We are committed to all the singers who want to be the best they can be, and all the conductors who seek to show them the way.