As a singer, or if you have a loved one who is a passionate singer that participates in choir, you know just how much music and community means. If you are searching for the perfect gift to celebrate their passion for choral music and participating in a choir, look no further. In this post, we’ve compiled a delightful selection of gifts for choir singers. Hopefully these ideas will delight anyone who loves to sing.
Those who know me personally, know that I am a passionate, devoted member of my choir. I sing in a choir called MomChoir, a treble choir of the most amazing women, located in North Vancouver, BC. (You should check us out!). Sometimes I think choir singing is written off as a dorky hobby. But for those in the know, we absolutely get all the benefits of singing in a choir – vocal skills, enhanced breathing and posture, increased cognitive function, boosted immune system, and most importantly, a sense of belonging to name just a few!
Here are 25+ meaningful gift ideas for choir singers.
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1. Give the gift of books featuring choirs, singing and music:
For a choral enthusiast who also loves reading, consider gifting them a book that weaves the magic of choir singing into its narrative. Here are a few great fiction and non-fiction choices that may resonate with your recipient:
- The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir: A Novel by Jennifer Ryan: If you liked Lilac Girls and The Nightingale, this book is for you. It unfolds the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of a village choir during World War II.
- The Alto Wore Tweed by Mark Schweizer: A cozy mystery set in a church choir, this book is perfect for those who love both choral music and detective stories.
- Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult: This novel revolves around the power of music and explores themes of love, loss, and healing through song.
- Vocal Warm-Ups: 200 Exercises for Chorus and Solo Singers by Klaus Heizmann: A practical guide for warming up before practice begins.
- This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin
- Every Note Played by Lisa Genova: A story of true love, piano and the heartbreaking reality of ALS.
- An Equal Music by Vikram Seth: A moving story about a member of string quartet, and beautifully written.
2. Thoughtful items to take to choir practice:
A few practical and personalized items that can be used during rehearsals and performances.
- Pencils: How could you resist this adorable music note pencil?
- Funny zipper bag: For all the essentials needed at choir (lip balm, pencil, straw, Tylenol, emergency band aids for paper cuts…)
- Choir themed notebook: For all the special notes and things to practice.
- Reading glasses in your choir’s colour: These tiny readers come in a handy tube (I love the MomChoir hot pink!), and are tiny enough to look over top of to see the director.
3. Musical items:
Choir singers always appreciate tools that help them improve their craft and keep their performances pitch-perfect.
- Pitch pipe: This pocket tuner will help them in tune during practice sessions and performances.
- Metronome: A metronome is a must-have tool for any musician to maintain a steady tempo while practicing their choral pieces.
- Sheet music binder: Our choir ordered something similar for our members. So many special features specific to music. They can be held as a choir folder with a hand strap, or opened flat to go on a stand.
- Karaoke microphone: Is it really a choir party if someone doesn’t break out the microphone?
4. Choir fashion ideas:
Sometimes it’s nice to be given the basics. Personally, I love receiving socks as a gift. So here are some choir basics that your special someone might need.
- Black boatneck: This is my choir’s basic black top for winter performances. It’s flattering on nearly every body type, the fabric hides lumps and bumps, and it’s a very reasonable price. After recieving this shirt for choir, I went back and purchased a few more in other colours for work.
- Basic black v-neck T’s: Again, these Amazon essentials are such good quality. For summer concerts, or just a backstage basic, you can’t go wrong with a black v-neck.
- Shawl wrap: For backstage or on-stage, a basic pashmina style wrap is a lovely gift.
- Slouchy beanie: These soft beanies, available in 20 colours are perfect for outdoor performances or carolling.
- Choir socks: Treble maker!! Ha ha. Get it???
5. Experience gifts: Consider gifting experiences related to choral music that they can enjoy with their choir mates or fellow music enthusiasts.
- Tickets to a Choral Concert: Treat them to an upcoming choral concert featuring a renowned choir or conductor.
- Choir Workshop or Masterclass: Enroll them in a workshop or masterclass led by a distinguished choral expert to expand their vocal skills.
6. Music jewelry: Delight the choral music lover with a piece of jewelry that showcases their passion. Consider a necklace or bracelet with musical note pendants or customized with a choir-related engraving.
7. Subscription to a choral music magazine: Keep them updated on the latest trends, techniques, and news in the choral music world with a subscription to a reputable choral music magazine.
8. Choral music scores or sheet music: If they love collecting sheet music, surprise them with a rare or special edition of their favorite choral compositions.
9. Voice lessons or vocal coaching sessions: Help them nurture their singing abilities further with a few sessions of private voice lessons or vocal coaching.
Remember, the best gift is one that comes from the heart and reflects the recipient’s passions and interests. With these thoughtful 25+ gift ideas for choir singers, you can make the choral music enthusiast’s heart sing with joy on any special occasion. Celebrate their love for music and reward their dedication to the choral arts with a gift that truly resonates with their soul.
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Note: When selecting gifts, be sure to consider the recipient’s specific interests, preferences, and any potential allergies or sensitivities they may have.