› Why it’s important to set your voice free from time to time21/Apr/2022
by Chris Rowbury Apr 18, 2022
Being in a choir and singing with others is very controlled. There are other voices to blend and balance with, and fixed harmonies to follow.
But from time to time I believe it’s important to really let your voice soar.
There’s a scene in the movie version of Cabaret (1972) where Liza Minnelli stands under a railway bridge, and when the train passes, she screams at the top of her voice.
There aren’t many times in polite society when we’re allowed to do this. Perhaps childbirth, or a large sporting event, or bungee jumping. But not much else.
It can feel like singing in a choir is a great opportunity to just let rip with your voice. But there are all sorts of checks and balances in place so that no one voice dominates. You can’t just sing out as loud as you like whenever you like.
However, I do believe (like Liza Minnelli) that it’s important to let your voice go from time to time. It’s therapeutic and cathartic, but can also reveal the real power of your own voice, and its innate quality. You may be surprised at what you find. Read on