Boy chorister in a men's choir
Date: September 21, 2013
I have a very small (12 voice) men's choir. I have a new 9th grader who sings in a boy choir (SII.) This is definitely a developing choir so I have no problem with a "tenor" who sings many of the notes an octave higher. However, in listening to him individually, I've found that he has begun a voice change. When I ask him to sing in his "speaking voice" he has a nice G and A below middle C. When we sing as a group though, he brings his head voice down and he is terrified of cracking. I know that he doesn't want to "give up" his beautiful soprano voice. How do I approach this? I do know who his other conductor is and since she has dealt with thousands of changing voices, I'm sure she'd have some wisdom if I contacted her. I just thought I'd try this first.
Ironic that the junior boy in the group who has sung soprano the past two years finally went through a voice change and can no longer sing above middle C!
Thanks in advance.