All of you who have sung or who do sing in a church choir know what I’m talking about. Those days when the minister of music, choir director, or other person in charge of vocal music in worship lets it be known that nothing short of vocal-cord paralysis (with a doctor’s note) or death (yours, and provide proper paperwork) had better keep you home. Or Else.
This is one of those weeks. Depending on your denomination, you have Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday (vigil leading up to) Easter!!!!!! With between 1 and 4 services or masses on Easter. And maybe something on Easter Monday too. And of course this is special music, meaning difficult, loud, in foreign languages, or yes. Especially if someone has generously donated funds for a brass choir to go with the human choir.
Yes, I sing soprano. First and second, as needed.