What to expect as a Vocalist
Ministry with the army of praise choir will sometimes be fierce and you should expect there to be an extremely high standard of performance. Even if this is not the case, you should be prepared to sing and perform to the very best of your ability.
This includes knowing your songs, having sheet music/backing in the correct key for your voice and being capable at performing in front of strangers under unusual and stressful conditions.
The day before your ministry should be spent preparing everything you need for the day. Write a check list and pack all the items you intend to take with you, including a large bottle of water, light lunch, sheet music, and uniform if you have one, make up, spare cash and something to read while you are free. If possible take a bible so that you will be in the word and in prayer while on the ministry ground. ALWAYS check that you have everything you need before you leave the house.
Discipline is expected while on missions and we trust that because of your call to the music ministry you will act accordingly.
At the ministry auditions site
- Once you have arrived at the venue check in with the organizer immediately.
- Find out who is coordinating and directing the mission.
- Find out how long it will be before you are required to minister.
If you are going to be waiting for a long while, don't spend the time singing! Wait until an hour before you are due to minister, then change into your uniform, touch up your make up/hair and do your vocal warm up exercises.
10 Top tips for looking confident
There are ways of appearing confident, even if you feel like a bag of nerves!
- Do a few relaxation exercises before you are required on stage. Take a couple of deep breaths and exhale slowly when you are called to calm yourself before proceeding into the stage.
- Walk gracefully or stride across the room/stage with purpose, keep your head up and look where you are going.
- Wear clothing that is comfortable and enhances your appearance.
- If you have some new that you haven't met, take time to greet them before singing and thank them after your ministry (even if they don't play well!).
- Face forwards and look at (or slightly above) the audience who will be looking towards your ministry in expectance.
- If you are singing a solo song along with the back-up from the choir then you need to indicate when you are ready to start your singing, say hello to the audience and provide them with a brief introduction to the song you are about to sing.
- Concentrate on the music and your ministry. Do your best.
- Don't fluster or stop if you make a mistake, continue as if nothing happened.
- Be yourself
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CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY. (MISSIONS TO AFRICA)
MAIL ALL AUDITION MATERIALS TO:
217 Niagara St. St. Catharines