Preparing for Christmas Carolling
While there may be some of us who find preparing for Christmas in November too early, others understand the amount of preparation and planning that needs to be done to ensure that it is a magical and memorable day. First things first, you need to organise your Christmas Day plans, food and family visits. Then comes the presents which need to be bought, wrapped and delivered.
Finally, we have the special traditions to organise, like picking out a tree as a family, watching Elf the night before Christmas, or even going around the neighbourhood carol-singing. As we all love singing, we really adore Christmas carolling and there are so many benefits. Did you know that not only is it great fun, but it is good for your health? Plus there may be people living in your area who don’t have many friends or family members and it could make their December brighter. You could even collect donations for charity!
If you plan to spread some festive cheer by singing with your family or friends, and want to make it a new tradition, we recommend that you practice your song choices, enhance your skills and make sure that you have the confidence you need.
Hadn’t thought about that? Not to worry! Below you will find our top tips on how you can prepare for your Christmas carolling fun by joining a choir. If you join a choir, you will feel more prepared – and potentially meet new friends who will want to join you.
Enhance Your Skills
Joining a choir gives you the chance to enhance your skills and perfect your tone, harmony and pitch before you take to the streets this Christmas. Everybody has the potential to be a good singer, but some may need more practice and professional support than others. By joining a choir, you are given that support and encouragement; with added advice on how to find your harmonies and find your place amongst a group of singers.
By practising a variety of songs, you can put your voice to the test. You might find that you are better at one song than you are at another; but that is okay because like when you’re carolling, you won’t be singing alone. Rather than sticking to this one song or style, you will be taught how to adapt your voice to various songs as a group which will come in very handy when you are carolling.
Whether you are carolling at an event in front of a crowd or walking door to door, singing for strangers and neighbours can be daunting. Many people find it difficult to stand up in front of an audience and start singing. So, now is the time to gain some confidence in time for your performance.
Yes, you guessed it – joining a choir is the perfect place to boost your confidence and to start your journey of singing in front of others. As you are in a choir, you will learn to feel comfortable singing in front of and with other people. You may also have performances with your choir scheduled during the run-up to Christmas where you can invite your friends and family. This will also prepare you for your carolling and more importantly, it’ll help you get used to singing in public.
If you didn’t already know, being in a choir gives you the perfect opportunity to make friends who also share your passion for music. Whether they are shy or outgoing, they can encourage you to be the best version of yourself when it comes to singing. This, in turn, helps to boost your confidence and give you the courage you need to share your beautiful voice with strangers.
Also, making friends who also love to sing will make it easier for you to find additional carollers this Christmas. Maybe you are already part of a group looking for extra singers, perhaps your family like to get involved, or you could be hoping to start a little carolling group of your own. You will have the advantage of finding people to join you who are already experienced in singing as a group. It’s a win-win!
Make some friends and prepare yourself for carolling this Christmas by joining our choir. We are a welcoming group who are here to support and encourage you to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Check out our website to learn more about who we are and how you can join us.