Från skepsis till succé En diskussion kring processer i körinstudering
I want to examine how choir singers describe the experience of the process of the rehearsal of a choir work which has been chosen to be a challenge vocally as well as musically. The questions I want to work with are: What happens in an emotional level with the choir singer during the work? What happens in the choir in a social level? How important is the choir leader as an inspirer? How can you change a choir singer’s negativism regarding to a difficult piece of music? I asked eight members of the choir to answer some questions in a notebook after every rehearsal. The focus group is a mixed church choir with twenty members. We have worked with the motet “Jesu meine Freude” written by Johann Sebastian Bach. The result was a concert that I analyzed by reading journals that was written by the choir members during the project. This thesis showed that a challenging piece of music developed the members confidence, the group construction became stronger and the choir leader had a great impact of the result of the project.