You get what you tolerate?
Date: March 4, 2014
When should choristers be given a tactful tap on the shoulder?
If there are choristers who consistently mouth the wrong words and sing other sections parts, when is enough simply enough?
Some say as long as the chorister doesn't detract from the overall sound then let sleeping dogs lie.
I feel though, that whilst not seeking perfection, that choristers must contribute positively to the quality of the sound.
Knowing their part and words, blending at the same levels and not mime through songs crosses the line and they should be asked to leave.
Similarly those who are repeatedly out of pitch and do not improve should also consider another interest.
Am I being too harsh or should one just be prepared to get what one tolerates?