Ad Libs: Lend me a tenor Rebecca Wallace's Ad Libs Blog, posted by Rebecca Wallace, arts & entertainment editor of the Palo Alto Weekly, on Mar 30, 2009 at 11:35 am Rebecca Wallace is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
There was a great story this week in the Vancouver Sun about hapless singers from a Canadian choir standing out on a freezing bridge in their tuxes, trying to recruit more tenors. Funny, yes, but sadly timeless. Why exactly is it that choral and theater groups have such trouble finding male singers?
Posted by Ron, a resident of another community, on Apr 3, 2009 at 1:59 pm
It's sad that everybody loves to sing in kindergarden -- you can't keep them from singing. Then around 4th grade or so, most people seem to stop singing, and when you get up to being an adult, most people are mortified at the thought of busting out a tune on their own. Unless they've been drinking. What happens in 4th grade?
Posted by Rebecca Wallace, arts & entertainment editor of the Palo Alto Weekly, on Apr 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm Rebecca Wallace is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Very interesting comments. I wonder why the tenor range is less common. Also, what do singers think about having females who have the appropriate range fill in on the tenor line from time to time? I've heard it done well, but sometimes it just doesn't sound right.