Choir Quotes

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Choir Quotes

Then the singing enveloped me. It was furry and resonant, coming from everyone’s very heart. There was no sense of performance or judgment, only that the music was breath and food.

Anne Lamott

Group singing is cheaper than therapy, healthier than drinking, and certainly more fun than working out. It is the one thing in life where feeling better is pretty much guaranteed.


We cannot listen to one voice above all others. We must listen to a choir of voices if we are to understand the individual tunes.

Anthony T.Hincks

Without him / Choir without him / There’d be no sun to warm me in / To grow the tree / That soon will be a moon above us / For you and for me

Arthur Altman

Emphasis on music education in the church and religious education through music.

Avery T. Sharp

Gospel choirs provide a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to another truly American art form that is an integral part of African American culture.

Barbara A. Brinson

A choir of seedlings arching their necks out of rotted tree stumps, sucking life out of death. I am the forest’s conscience, but remember, the forest eats itself and lives forever.

Barbara Kingsolver

All God’s creatures got a place in the choir / Some sing low and some sing higher / Some sing out loud on a telephone wire / Some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they’ve got now

Bill Staines

Here am I with you in a world of blue / And we’re dancing to the tango we loved when first we met / While the music plays, we recall the days.

Cole Porter

When our love was a tune that we couldn’t soon forget / As I kiss your cheek, we don’t have to speak / The violins, like a choir, express the desire / We used to know not long ago.

Cole Porter

Preaching to the choir actually arms the choir with arguments and elevates the choir’s discourse. There’s a reason the right does it and does it well and triumphs.

Dan Savage

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.

Edward Bulwer Lytton

I really like when a rap song uses a choir. It makes me feel really happy with all those ladies’ voices coming and then the guy’s rapping. I think it’s awesome.

Elizabeth Meriwether

The most important thing that music teachers can do for their pupils is to inspire and encourage an emotional response not just for music but more importantly for all aspects of life.

Ethan Hawke

The role of music in our culture is most crucial, because music is the art most sacredly capable of helping us get in touch with the deepest passions and compassion, and deepest understanding of ourselves.

Ethan Hawke

I was looking for a breath of life / A little touch of heavenly light / But all the choirs in my head sang no / To get a dream of life again / A little of vision of the start and the end / But all the choirs in my head sang no.

Florence Leontine Mary Welch

The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.

Fred Allen

All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world have not any subsistence without a mind.

George Berkeley

All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world, have not any subsistence without a mind.

George Berkeley

Oh, may I join the choir invisible / Of those immortal dead who live again / In minds made better by their presence; live

George Eliot

Music creates imagery, refraction, and communicates to us through sound and rhythm.

Gloria J. McCall

Music is an old familiar language of the soul that constructs scenarios within the mind, relays concepts within the soul and activates the emotions.

Gloria J. McCall

The choir is a teaching ministry that results in evangelism.

Gloria J. McCall

Where words fail, music speaks.

Hans Christian Andersen

If I’m preaching to the choir / Raise your hands a little higher / If you wanna sing along to a Saturday night revival song

Heather Lynn Morgan

Where words leave off, music begins.

Heinrich Heine

Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.

Hunter S. Thompson

Musicals were the most popular commodity in the early 30s and they were cranked out at an incredible rate. Most of them really weren’t very good. But, if audiences suffered, they didn’t complain. The real victims were the dramatic actors. The studio pushed nearly everyone.

Jack Haley Jr.

All of us have assumed the responsibility of a children’s choir hope that through the medium of music the children will grow in Christian character, learn to be reverent, learn to become leaders in the worship services, learn to sing great Christian truths through hymns and anthems.

Jean Ashworth Bartle

The choir of Angels caught the word / Nor yet their silence broke / But when they heard the sign where Christ should be / In sudden light they shone and heavenly harmony.

John Keble

What sudden blaze of song / Spreads o’er th’ expanse of Heaven? / In waves of light it thrills along / Th’ angelic signal given / ‘Glory to God!’ from yonder central fire / Flows out the echoing lay beyond the starry choir.

John Keble

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.

Johnny Depp

The choir has become a huge international success. Their concerts are an incredible experience. They use dancers and drummers, and the vocals are profoundly beautiful and uplifting.

Kathy Hotchner

The family of God is the choir, and God is their audience.

Keith Getty

Church music, then, is a functional art. It is meant to serve the purposes of God and His church.

Kenneth W. Osbeck

Making music together changes people from merely a collection of individuals into a unified congregation or choir.

Kenneth W. Osbeck

Music prepares the listener for the spoken Word. For many believers, a song has directly influenced them in knowing God.

Kenneth W. Osbeck

The ability to read music is not some mysterious talent, nor is it totally dependent upon a great deal of technical musical knowledge. For the most part adequate skill will be acquired unconsciously with experience.

Kenneth W. Osbeck

The choir members should be the most spiritual, loyal, and thoroughly trained of all the church’s musicians.

Kenneth W. Osbeck

The holly bears a berry / As red as any blood / And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ / To do poor sinners good / O the rising of the sun / And the running of the deer / The playing of the merry organ / Sweet singing of the choir

Lalo Schifrin

The holly bears a blossom / As white as lily flower / And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ / To be our sweet Savior / O the rising of the sun / And the running of the deer / The playing of the merry organ / Sweet singing of the choir

Lalo Schifrin

The holly bears a prickle / As sharp as any thorn / And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ / On Christmas Day in the morn / O the rising of the sun / And the running of the deer / The playing of the merry organ / Sweet singing of the choir

Lalo Schifrin

It is best not to rebuild an exiting choir but to dissolve it and start anew.

Lindsay Terry

A choir member’s greatest challenge is being able to demonstrate the ability to prioritize, electing always to answer first to the call of one’s church and pastor.

LuVonia Whittley

Choir members should have two main understandings: and awareness of basic vocal skills and, most importantly, a desire to perfect the church’s music ministry through praise and worship.

LuVonia Whittley

In order that the choir may be most effective, the choir members must understand this priestly function: to encourage and to usher in a spiritual atmosphere conductive for worship, to glorify God, and to edify God’s people.

LuVonia Whittley

May many souls be encouraged and many choir members come to a greater resolve to give God their greatest service.

LuVonia Whittley

Music plays a great role in the church service. This was true when the Jewish people worshiped Jehovah in the tabernacles and temples.

LuVonia Whittley

You know, it was a toss up whether I go in for diamonds or sing in the choir. The choir lost.

Mae West

The honor choir experience is much different than what you get at school.

Mark Schlerf

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire / Jack Frost nipping at your nose / Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir / And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Melvin H. Mel Torm

Choirs were small by modern standards: in the late Medieval era, cathedral choirs usually numbered under 20 singer.

Melvin P. Unger

The term choir is often used synonymously with chorus. Both designate ensembles performing vocal music.

Melvin P. Unger

Throughout the ages, people have wanted to sing in a communal context. This desire apparently stems from a deeply rooted human instinct.

Melvin P. Unger

You don’t choose music, it chooses you. You don’t play to choose music, music chooses to play you.

Murray Lerner

O, Voice of Man, organ of most lovely might.

Richard Llewellyn

Sing, then. Sing, indeed, with shoulders back, and head up so that song might go to the roof and beyond to the sky. Mass on mass of tone, with a hard edge, and rich with quality, every single note a carpet of colour woven from basso profundo, and basso, and baritone, and alto, and tenor, and soprano, and also mezzo, and contralto, singing and singing, until life and all things living are become a song.

Richard Llewellyn

A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If .one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists. Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.

Vera Nazarian

The choir is not disbanded. We will continue to rehearse, and we will continue to honor our contractual obligations because we’re paid for every performance.

Walter Turnbull

Higher, higher, burning fire, making music like a choir!

William Hjortsberg

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