Memorization vs. Using music folders
Date: September 20, 2012
Looked around a little for a previous post about this, but I haven't been able to find a debate/comparison on this issue.
How do we feel about memorization vs. using folders during performance?
Now, most music is naturally memorized through the rehearsal process, but what if a piece is added only a few weeks before a concert (let's not debate the "choral morals" of introducing music too late) and is a selection that the choir can definitely learn effectively and sing well, but maybe not memorize fully? Or, a very intricate/long piece is being performed along side other memorized pieces and the choir would definitely feel better about perfoming the intricate/long selection with music.
Just some fodder for a healthy discussion on memorization vs. using folders during performance.