Despite my comatose state at work, I am in a fairly chipper mood. Why? Because I have the pleasure of creating another post requested by so many.
Introducing: The various faces of choristers Part 2. If you haven't seen my original post, you might as well scroll down before beginning this wonderful read.
1. Stagger-breathing face. Also known as the I NEED MY ASTHMA PUMP ASAP PLZTHANX.
Stagger breathing is a technique used in ensembles to create a continuous sound with no breaks for breath. When you absolutely need to take a breath, it must be subtle to give the impression that you are NOT GASPING FOR A WONDERFUL THING CALLED AIR. Takes practice, my friends.
2. Post stagger-breathing/NEEDOXYGEN face:
Speaks for itself.
3. High and mighty face:
That moment you ace your solo. The last time you were this proud was when you had Nutella and ice cream together and it was glorious. You go for a high five/bro pump from your colleagues AND YOU GET THIS:
4. "Left hanging" face:
*shudders* WHY U DO THIS TO ME...
5. The "choirmance" face:
"Good job on that low D flat, bud". "Thanks, budson".
6. The "head bobbers". Usually surfaces when Christmas repertoire is rehearsed.
7. The "rejected" series of faces
When those opera stars walk in the door and you all be like:
You flash that smile of yours...
and they walk by, without even a hint of interest in you...
Don't worry, you'll get your chance to take a picture and talk about how much you want to sing at the Met.
There is always a light at the end of the tunnel...
8. MORE PITCH FACE TIME (see Part 1 so you're on the same page as everyone else, fool.)
Because it has to end this way.
"WILL SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!"
Comment if you want me to add other faces to the list!