Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The various faces of choristers Part 2

Hello my lovely lovely lovely people,

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.

Let's begin:

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.

I may or may not have done this a few times (definitely did):


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...

Resulting in:



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.



Comment if you want me to add other faces to the list!

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