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Choir standing

Hi all -
I am the Choir Director at a Lutheran Church in San Diego, CA.  It has recently been suggested to me that the choir should stand to lead the congregational singing. It sounds good to me, but there has been some resistance. I have been looking on the web, but haven't found anything that directs me what is "normal" in services.

I am wondering what your choirs do? Does  your congregation stand to sing all hymns, and does the choir stand to lead them, or how is it done in your church?

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much.

Claudia
 
 
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on September 13, 2013 8:57am
That you all for your responses and I hope more keep coming in. The consensus seems to be to stand for all hymns, the choir leading the way. Obviously, the singing is much livelier and more meaningful when one stands. I've been at my church for 40 years, not always as choir director, but we only stand for first and last hymns. That's the way "IT'S ALWAYS BEEN DONE!"  :  )  No reason we can't change that... Cl
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