Tag: singing

Quote of the Day #2: Singing Out One’s Pain

 

O Lord, God of my salvation,
I cry out day and night before you.
Let my prayer come before you;
incline your ear to my cry!

For my soul is full of troubles,
and my life draws near to Sheol.
I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
I am a man who has no strength,
like one set loose among the dead,
like the slain that lie in the grave,
like those whom you remember no more,
for they are cut off from your hand.

So You Want to Join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?

 

By MoTabChoir01 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

What a coincidence! Joining the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been a long-time dream of mine, too, but until recently I’ve been too busy with work and family to even think about it. This fall, I finally went through the full application process, and—having kept it a secret from just about everyone but my family in the meantime—I can now act as your guide on the ins and outs of auditioning for what Ronald Reagan dubbed “America’s Choir.”

As a volunteer group, the Choir constantly rotates through members who either retire (reach age 60 or the 20-year service limit) or leave for personal reasons such as changes in family, work, or living situation, so annual tryouts are held to select new members based on needs for each vocal part. They don’t tell you how many of each part they need, but generally speaking, the competition is a little more intense for women than men.

Member Post

 

Matthias Echternach is a senior physician at the University Hospital in Freiburg, Germany. He also sings in the Stuttgart Chamber Choir and studies the physical aspect of singing. He’s asked some of the world’s best to lie down in his MRI and just sing. Recently, he asked baritone Michael Volle to do the honors. Volle […]

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