Top 165 Choir Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Choir Quotes from famous people such as Bebe Rexha, Rachel Platten, Maggie Rogers, Forest Whitaker, Merry Clayton, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I played the trumpet for nine years, and then I joined

I played the trumpet for nine years, and then I joined the choir after that, and then I was in musicals in high school.
Bebe Rexha
I played piano growing up. I played classical piano since I was 5, and I sang in choirs, and I sang in plays and musicals.
Rachel Platten
I listened to birds and crickets, looking for the ways that rhythm appears most naturally in the world. I listened to the Smithsonian’s field recordings of pygmy choirs from Africa.
Maggie Rogers
The first time I ever went out of the country, it was to London. I was with the choir from my college, and we were touring around all these different churches. I loved it so much I tried to find a way to stay there.
Forest Whitaker
I got put out of my church choir because my pastor said, ‘We can’t have baby sister singing the blues and coming in here and singing on Sunday morning.’
Merry Clayton
I was a competitive swimmer as a teenager, only stopping when I got persistent ear infections. Every day was a 6 A.M. start to swim before lessons, then choir or dance classes after.
Ella Eyre
A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why preach to the choir? You reach more independents and even more Democrats on Fox News given their huge audience than you would on other networks. So I’m grateful to have that opportunity to have that platform.
Alan Colmes
I found that when I was putting my own music out, with my Twitter feed as the pure marketing budget, I’m preaching to the choir.
Trent Reznor
I was definitely a choir and theater geek.
Michelle Branch
There are a lot of well meaning white liberals. And a lot of well meaning black liberals. But you know what? When all they do is sit around and preach to the choir it does absolutely no good. If you’re not a racist it doesn’t do any good for me to meet with you and sit around and talk about how bad racism is.
Daryl Davis
We listened to a lot of drama, adaptations of books, comedy. There was a real love of music expressed in choirs, because you didn’t have to have instruments except your voice.
Melvyn Bragg
I was class president, on the cheerleading squad, in a competitive show choir, and in, like, six different clubs.
Blake Lively
I belong to a gospel choir. They know I am an atheist but they are very tolerant.
Brian Eno
Mum decided that I could sing a bit, so she put me in a choir, which I hated, and it was just a nightmare. I was a rebellious sort of choirboy.
Jesse Spencer
I’m not religious but there’s something about being in a church at Christmas and listening to a choir sing.
Edith Bowman
I was 16 when I got a scholarship to study classical composition at a conservatory. By that time I had already listened to Scottish folksong with my mother, sung in church choirs, and had sung solo with Benjamin Britten conducting.
Jack Bruce
Everybody has their cliques, and I was very shy. I’m still very shy. Music opened up doors. I would get to my choir class, and I was sort of one of the better kids… I could read music. That’s when I realized how good El Coro de San Juan was. I felt, for once, like, hey, I can fit in.
Luis Fonsi
The track ‘Open Eye Signal,’ when you hear that choir sound come in, that’s actually me singing but sped up and with huge reverb and overlayered harmonies.
Jon Hopkins
When I was at Lakeridge High School, in my junior and senior years, my choir and theater department raised money so we could go to New York and see Broadway shows. It really changed my life.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
I was more of a dancing kid than a singing kid. I mean, I sang in school choirs and I sang in school musicals, but I was much more interested in dancing than singing.
Madonna Ciccone
When I moved to Seattle in fourth grade, I joined the Seattle Girls’ Choir. It’s a world-class choir, and we competed, toured Europe, and went and sang at the Vatican, so it was a really awesome experience to have that young.
Bonnie McKee
And I’ve teamed up with a choir from home. They’re called the Gori Women’s Choir. They’re a 23-piece all-female choir, and they’ve been going since the ’70s.
Katie Melua
Choirs, auditions, talent shows, I was doing it all.
I used to sing in a choir when I was young. My mom forced me hardbody. I was hella young, like 5 years old.
I went to this little performing arts school in downtown Phoenix. You had to dance or act, and everyone sang in choir. I started out playing the saxophone, but I always wanted to be in an orchestra. That was a dream as a kid, and there aren’t a lot of saxophones in an orchestra.
Kacy Hill
There are probably limits on what the choir can sing well.
Mack Wilberg
The virtual choir would never replace live music or a real choir, but the same sort of focus and intent and esprit de corps is evident in both, and at the end of the day it seems to me a genuine artistic expression.
Eric Whitacre
My brother and I played music together, and we all liked to show off. But I wasn’t a particularly musical kid. I did piano lessons and quit. I got kicked out of the choir.
Tim Minchin
Once the Mass is restored to its rightful place, we will again see choirs being developed.
Richard Morris
I was an alto and was in a lot of choirs growing up.
Weyes Blood
I grew up performing in glee club at my school; I was t

I grew up performing in glee club at my school; I was the ostrich in ‘Peter Pan,’ and then I was super-involved in church choir and worship leading at my church. So I always loved music and was involved with it, but never really thought it was what I wanted to do until I started writing.
Kelsea Ballerini
I love the sound of voices singing together, congregational singing, anything like gospel, or folk, or sea shanties. I spent quite a bit of time in choirs growing up, and in the world-touring music group, Anuna. It’s a sound with very rich texture, voices singing together.
I was in musicals. and I was in the choir when I was younger. Before I started writing my own songs, I thought I wanted to be on Broadway, but it was nothing I ever really pursued.
Sharon Van Etten
My parents worked for Exxon, and they gave me every chance to take part in music. I took guitar lessons, and I was in the choir at school.
Lyle Lovett
I’ve been performing since I was a child; my mother would have to pull me aside and tell me that I wasn’t onstage. I was a cheerleader, president of choir, and in the school play.
Aja Naomi King
When Kendrick Lamar blasts Mr. Trump, he is preaching to the choir. When Eminem does it, there’s a good chance Trump voters are actually listening.
Bari Weiss
Me and my three younger siblings, we sang together in grandma’s church, and I was in the Chicago Children’s Choir in high school, but I didn’t think I had the voice to be a singer professionally.
Jamila Woods
In one thousand years of Russia’s existence, its first popular national election ever to be held occurred in June 1991. Six days later, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed in Moscow!
Russell M. Nelson
I was always super, super musical. So my parents recognized that and put me in choirs, piano lessons, and all that.
Bonnie McKee
I had a really creative teacher at primary school. He used to get us doing things such as singing Spandau Ballet in drag in the choir, and I remember loving it.
Dominic Cooper
When you’re in a choir, it’s about blending into how everyone else sounds.
Jamila Woods
I feel a part of the congregation. I’ve never had to do special music. The kids sing in the choir. It’s just normal. We’re treated like everybody else.
Amy Grant
When I was at school, I was in choirs more than anything else, from a very young age, about 9 years old. And then I started taking drum lessons.
Ben Barnes
I didn’t feel ready to leave home, because it went from no freedom to all freedom. And I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I don’t know what I’m doing in college.’ There seemed to be no like-minded people where I was… I didn’t have a clan. I didn’t have a choir… There was no safety net.
Lisa Lampanelli
I was in show choir in high school.
Brian Tyree Henry
I did once shatter a chandelier. I was singing with my college choir in Wales. I was the soloist and I hit the high note and there was this massive bang and all this glass came down from the ceiling. I’d like that to be my party trick if I can perfect it.
Katherine Jenkins
I was a choir boy at school, then when the choir became less cool, I became a kind of rock star in my own world.
Harry Hadden-Paton
All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth – in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world – have not any subsistence without a mind.
George Berkeley
Sometimes I think what it might be like if I stayed in the background and was just singing in a choir somewhere. That crosses my mind on some of the bad days when I’m overworked. But it’s just a fleeting thought.
Tevin Campbell
In middle school, I really didn’t have music, but in high school, I remember taking a lot of choir and drama.
Adam Lambert
I didn’t like to be restricted, because when you’re in a choir, you have a part to sing and you sing it. I always liked singing on my own.
Tom Jones
By middle school, I said to myself that it’s time I begin to speak. I joined the choir, not because I wanted to. I forced myself.
Juan Felipe Herrera
I grew up teaching parts to choirs, and I love a whole group of voices singing as one.
I was in choir in school. I kind of just did it. I already knew I wanted to sing. My music program in my school wasn’t really great – people didn’t really want to be part of the choir, they didn’t want to do the plays and stuff like that. It definitely wasn’t the cool thing to do.
Lea Michele
I was a founding member of the ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ club at my high school. I was in chorus, I was in swing choir. I was an outcast but I was an outcast among a group of outcasts.
John C. Reilly
I was a choir director for my high school. Of my friends, I was the more rational one, because I was the choir girl!
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