24 things you’ll only understand if you sang in your school choir
15 March 2019, 13:29 | Updated: 15 March 2019, 15:44
Did you sing in your school choir? Take a moment to reminisce over your troubled past life as a second alto.
Being eternally haunted by the sound of vocal warm-ups
Sorry how many-many-men-men-men was that?
Doing all the warm-ups and STILL running out of breath in the middle of a phrase
Glo-ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-*collapses with exhaustion*
Forgetting your words and mouthing along in the hope that no one will know
Adi-adi-emus-a-ba-adi-e-ba-wa-da? Sorry, mum.
Being forced to partake in awkward dancing and/or swaying
Sorry. Sorry again. Was that your foot? Sorry.
Being unable to see the conductor because a very tall soprano is standing in front of you
WILL YOU TAKE OFF THOSE HEELS PLS KAREN.
Learning an extravagant harmonised version of ‘Happy Birthday’
And bringing it out at every opportunity.
Getting bored waiting for all the other parts to finish rehearsing their bit
Can you just get the right note pls guys
Learning the same choral medley every year
La la la la America...
Being pretty much fluent in Italian
Can I get a fortepiano on my pizza please with a cantabile on the side? Grazie.
The annoyance of singing outside and your sheet music flying everywhere
The great outdoors were not made for music-making.
Having an unrequited crush on the tall, beautiful tenor
*sigh* so pretty
Having no room for books because your locker is crammed full of sheet music
Music > serious studies
Alienating all your non-music friends with your incessant singing
Well, practice makes perfect.
Feeling ridiculously anxious about singing in front of the rest of the school
Will my non-music friends still talk to me? Will my crush be impressed by my top F? Will I remember to do the repeat?
Being utterly convinced that your vocal section is the best
Sopranos get the tune for a reason, folks.
Getting the solo over your nemesis and feeling inexplicably smug
Somebody fainting during the performance because the school hall was too hot
U ok hun?
Accidentally coming in early and everyone in the choir swivelling their heads to look at you
Earth, kindly swallow me up.
Getting told off for talking
Sorry but I cannot take any more of these Showtime arrangements
Wearing an ill-fitting black shirt-skirt-trouser combo that closely resembles a bin bag
Far from ideal.
The distinctly awful sound of everyone trying to sight-read a new piece
Well, this is going to sound great at the end-of-term concert.
Losing your voice to flu and missing the concert
After going to all those rehearsals?? Why throat, why won’t you let me sing.
Relying on one person in your whole section for volume, and having a full-on panic attack when they’re off sick
What do you MEAN you have glandular fever? We need you Helen.
Being crammed onto a bus with 30 other schoolkids to compete in a choral competition
Are we in Glee yet?