Thou shalt not let anything interfere with thy rehearsal and performance commitments
Thou shalt not watch the music so closely that thou canst not follow the director
Thou shalt not unduly criticize thy director or musician to others
Remember the worship services and the Sabbath and lend thy voice in song
Believe in the voice that thou hast inherited; it is thine
Thou shalt not kill the effectiveness of the music for worship by lack of practice or lack of dedication to Christian living
Thou shalt not betroth thyself to the Choir at rehearsal and then dwell in the tents of the Congregation at worship services
Thou shalt not steal the tune from thy partner because thou has not attended rehearsals
Thou shalt not gossip about thy Musician, Director or any other members in thy choir
Thou shalt not covet thy fellow Choir Member’s voice or solo parts – Writer Anonymous
“How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts,” Psalm 84:1.
(Lady Corder Chapman is president of the Lady Corder Chapman Conservatory of Gospel Music. You can contact her by email at <email@example.com> or by phone at 615-337-4707).