Magic Choral Trick #31 Blending Back to Back
There are a couple of variations of this one – depending on how touchy feely your choir is prepared to be.
As the choir is standing, divide the group down the middle.
Ask each side of the chorus to face outwards, so that the people on either side, in the middle are actually standing back to back. (Though they don’t have to be touching)
The folks on one side are all facing towards the director’s right, and those on the other are facing the director’s left.
Once again, this is much more effectively done when the music to be sung is memorized.
I just wait for the ‘Electric Silence’ then say ‘go’.
The sound may be a bit more gentle than usual, but it’ll be more blended.
For a more pronounced effect, have each member of the choir put a hand on the shoulder of the person in front of them, close their eyes and sing the piece again.