Church Choir Etiquette



Good Church choir etiquette are, in a nut shell, what is expected of you if you are a member of choir or join the church choir. Some of the thing that choir etiquette covered are, the rule that guided the general church choir rehearsal, the rules for the church choir, and also duties of church choir officers.


Preparing for Practice


There is a need for you to know where the choir rehearsals we take place, so that if you are a new member you will not be coming late (or come late) because you could not figure out where it was.

It is good and nice to come on time and help in setting up of the chairs and also put them back to their destined position before you leave.

The good idea and etiquette is to arrive early to the venue of rehearsal so you can prepare yourself thoroughly. Sometimes there may be notices on the bulletin board (if your choir have any), important announcements, choir's attendance sheets to sign, new songs to practice and learn etc.

Depending on your church, you either do warm ups together or you do it alone. If there are not much warm up exercises done, note that you will be expected to arrive with your voice already warmed up.

Do not forget to bring your personal material e.g. pencils, note book etc. because you may need to take notes on your song sheets or write the them on you note book.
  
It is also a good idea to bring water along.


Church Choir Etiquette Rehearsal Rules

We should all know that singing in the church choir or any choir (either choral group or community choir) is a group activity that require good teamwork. Teaming up together to achieve a tangible goal should always be practiced.




How to practice good teamwork?

Be committed and attend the practice.

Always be at the practice or choir events on time

On you own, make adequate preparations, e.g. by learning the songs at home etc

Make sure you notify the person in charge if in any case you cannot attend the practice or choir performance

Adhere to all guidelines and rules of the choir, the dress codes etc.



Church Choir Etiquette's Singing Tips

Ensure you drink lots of water.

Ensure you avoid caffeine, alcohol and strong mints.

Do your personal warm up, do not rely on the warm up exercises of the choir because they may not be adequate.

Always maintain good singing posture.


Church Choir Manners

Go to practice after you have warmed up. Always arrived warmed up.

Always be there early or on time at least.

Be a good team player, do not out-sing your neighbour.

Be a good listener.

Adheres to leaders and conductor requests.

Always pays attention to the conductor.

Do not be distracting or tries to be funny or chat.

Always be on good singing posture

Endeavour to practices at home and arrives the practice having learnt the new songs.

Always ensure you are considerate to keep the practice room and environment clean.

Ensure you dress according to the rule or what is required.

Always welcomes feedback.

Ensure you refrain yourself from indulging in little chat conversations until the practice session is over or during breaks.

Ensure you take care of yourself and your vocal chords.

Do not trouble or pester others to join the choir if they refuse even if they are the best singers you have known in the world.

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