LeTourneau Singers MUSC 2201, 1-hour credit (view syllabus)
T/Th 7:00-8:30 PM EDUC 117
Director: Dr. Jim Taylor
Why is it that singers always exit a choir rehearsal feeling better than when they walked in? Maybe it’s because when you’re singing for an hour and a half, you are just thinking about the music. Your responsibilities and deadlines have been forgotten, you are among friends, and you have been working on trying to make some beautiful music, that’s all. And it is especially refreshing when you have been studying tough technical or scientific problems for the rest of your day. Singing involves using your body; you are listening and contributing, working together with others in an atmosphere of humor and camaraderie. You’re growing musically, and singing to the Lord for his glory. Awesome!
For an extra blast of inspiration, see this 3 ½ YouTube from composer John Rutter discussing the importance of choir.