But on Sunday morning, over coffee with Tina Filippino who runs Letz Sing, a paperless choir, I got a sense of what that means. Letz Sing is a totally non-performing choir. Even someone's mother is not allowed to attend because Tina says that any audience at all changes the dynamic. Twice a year, she runs a "Big Sing" and donates the proceeds to charity. Her three choirs come together (about 150 people) and sing what they've learned as if it were a performance, but without an audience! She also said that her goal in every practice is to perfect the song being learned, to sing it as beautifully as possible. If only half a song is learned one week. the same goal applies.
So I'm thinking of having a daytime choir based on that model (what fun!)... I would continue the Monday evening choir in the same format, with its many notes, and some performance.