by Julia Borst
Ever heard of the AC Choirs? You probably have -- chances are that you know at least one person who is in choir, and you probably know more than that because there are quite a few people who are in choir.
Why Should I Join Choir?
Well, the simply reason (aside from loving music) is that choir is fun. There is none of the stress associated with other classes and learning new music and singing for 45-50 minutes once or twice a week is a great way to wind down and de-stress. Not to mention that the choir director, Dr. Hodgman, is an awesome director and teacher who makes learning challenging new music fun.
I like all of my other classes, but I really love going to choir 0 I look forward to it. Not just because it's a fun class and I love singing and music in general, but also because the people in that class are great people to know. Whenever I'm in choir, I always laugh at one point or another and more often than not, it's because one of my fellow members has cracked a joke or Dr. Hodgman has said something funny.
If you love music and singing, you should join choir! Choir is fun and it's a great way to forget about stress for a while. And while I don't think that you should take choir just to take care of your music requirement for graduation -- that requirement could be an incentive for you to take choir if you do love music and singing -- but you don't see how you can fit choir into your schedule.
Isn't Choir a Big Time Committment?
Choir is a pretty easy commitment to make. Some choirs, like mine -- The Small Women's Ensemble -- and others, like the Jazz Choir, only meet once a week for 50 minutes each time. So that's not really a huge commitment. Other choirs, like the Adrian College Choir, meet twice a week for 45 minutes, but that's still not a huge commitment.
But, I Can't Sing
Even if you don't want to be in choir for whatever reason -- you don't think you can sing, you really can't sing, etc. -- you can still support the choirs by going to the concerts. I'm not bragging when I say that our choirs are good -- they are good. Really good. So good, in fact, that we've been invited to sing with world-renowned composer and instructor Eric Whitace in New York at Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall this coming spring.
I'm just telling the truth, not bragging ... well, maybe I'm bragging just a little bit, but I'm still telling the truth. ;)
I Want to Go to A Concert!
We had a concert a few weekends ago on Sunday, October 20. And again (I'm not bragging!), we were really good. We have some really talented people here at AC, so come out and support them. I think you'll find that you will enjoy the concerts too -- in addition to sounding good, we have some pretty cool music.
If you want to come to come to our next concert (which I encourage you to do), it's on December 8 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel. It's called Lessons & Carols and it'll be a lot of fun. See you there!
Want a taste of Lessons & Carols? Watch our video below: