Why Being a Choir Singer is Amazing
Ever since I can remember, I have always loved the way people would sing in choirs, and I would tell my mom as we walked out the church that one day I was going to do the same. Of course, when I was a kid, my mother would think I had gone mental each time I would mention that my ambition in life was to be nothing more than a singer in the choir.
I could have just said I wanted a solo career in music and become rich and famous but that was never really what I wanted, and I never pretended that I ever wanted. Despite a lot of protests from my parents, I finally got to an age where I would sing and it became a hobby, and his is where they noticed that I had a gift that needed to be natured, and I got into the local church choir.
I never lived in a large neighborhood, and mostly everyone in my town knew the other, and almost half of the town would meet at my local church each Sunday, and the choir would seem to be the best part of that day. Whenever we would be introduced to sing, I would be the most jovial about it and in no time, I was a local celebrity of sorts in my town, something that had never happened before with any choir singer.
I have always been asked why I chose choral music and most of the time I had always been trying to explain why I chose it, but it was never like that. A lot of the kids that I grew up with hated singing in the choir and most of them would be forced into it. At that time, I never really knew much about it except for the fact that I just loved the music and the fact that they lit up the church whenever that they took to the stage.
As I got older and developed more interest into it, I realized that I could make a living out of it and by the time I was a leader in my choir I was comfortable with the way things were. So, I don’t think that I ever chose this field, and I feel like it is the one that chose me. This is because of the fact that I was born with the right voice that made the whole church come to a standstill as I led the others in each of the songs. Therefore, I have always felt like choral music chose me, not the other way around and that is why I enjoy it so much.
I can’t say that I make a lot of money out of this venture but what I love about it is that I get to do what I love most and still get paid fro it. I can’t imagine anything better than this and the fact that I make enough to live a comfortable life is why I will always do it. I have been approached to do some solo projects, but I have always felt like my heart belonged to choral music, and that is where I have stuck for this whole while.
I know that my son doesn’t want to join me someday but am glad that I never joined my father too who was a drunk and left us when I was only five. So, son, I think you’re vindicated on this. I even don’t care how much I make just as long as I keep on doing what I love. Not a lot of people get to live their dreams, and I am lucky that I got to.
I have traveled a lot with my choir mates, and we have toured several places, but I must say that the festival that is held in Edinburgh has got to be the best thing that I have attended. This is because the place is breathtaking and there are a lot of enthusiastic crowds over there hat love this genre of music. There are also a lot of choirs that are even better than my own and just listening to them and getting to see what you need to work on is something that you just can’t let go off. These Edinburgh festivals are just an amazing way to make me feel proud of my talent.