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In the hustle and bustle of the great experience that we call “choir”, it can be easy to lose track of what making music is really about. Spending time singing together as an ensemble is about sharing the gift of music with as many people as possible – and it brings people together in a way that few other things do. You can make friends in a choir that you will remain close to for the rest of your life. You can laugh through the pain and the exhaustion of a long rehearsal together, and you have impromptu duets and riff-offs every chance you get.

A choir is made up of a huge combination of different personality types. And the strongest personality type of the bunch? The Sopranos. They’re usually identified as prima donnas – who sing louder than necessary and panic at the sheer thought that they might not be given the melody.

Are these stereotypes true? Yes, they are. (I’m a soprano myself sometimes, so I feel that I have a little justification in that statement.)

But hey, that’s what makes them so loveable.

Sopranos are completely aware of how they appear to others, and they have no intention of changing.

Luckily for them, our choirs could not function without them – and we love them, high C’s and all.

It’s September. That means the school year has begun and choir directors and singers alike have been thrust back into the chaos that they are so passionate about. There are rehearsals, concerts, sectionals, music memorization… and the list goes on. In the midst of all this craziness, let’s take some time to laugh at the people that torture our eardrums the most: Sopranos.

Here’s your monthly dose of choral memes, meant to help you take a step back from the stress that choir can be at times. Take some time and enjoy the drama. And remember, we are the music makers.