Church choir recruitment/attendance
Date: March 8, 2014
I'm new to the forum and I'm guessing this is a common topic, but I'm curious to hear from other church choir conductors about their experience with recruitment and attendance. We are a smallish church of about 300+ active members. There are about 16 core singers on average, but the choir could be double that if everyone who ever sung with the choir or who has an interest in singing actually came even half the time! We provide an anthem every week during the school year and at times I'm sweating it out because the people at the last rehearsal may be different than the people at this rehearsal may be different than the people on Sunday. I'm even challenged to get people to commit for major church holidays. Ability of the group as a whole is moderate with a mix of novice singers and those who have sung their whole lives. Range is also moderate and I'm always hurting for Sopranos and Basses. We do a variety of repertoire from classical to contemporary. Thoughts?
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