Voices that stand out - not in a good way!
Date: September 5, 2012
This is a very sensitive issue, and maybe there's no solution except to grin and bear it. We have two or three singers (in an all-volunteer, non-auditioned, adult choir) whose voices cut through the rest. One has a great voice for gospel solos, but it doesn't blend nicely with the rest of the section. Another sings the alto part (roughly) an octave below everyone else. Is there any good, non-offensive way to ask them to back off and/or change to a different section (tenor, for instance, in the latter case)? Or do we just need to ignore it and carry on?
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