QUOTE(lucky045 @ Jun 22 2010, 12:29 PM)
Sop's way easier in a choir situation. Actually my choirs are all pretty fun, not too difficult music, and *technically* as a mezzo (I've been told I'll almost certainly BE an alto...) I could sing either... The sops never go too high... But Alto is much more fun. I used to wish we'd get the melody once in a while, but now I think it's much better to sing beautiful harmony, and get excited at four bars of tune, than to just expect the tune all the time...
Gee, I never thought of you being an alto ! But come to think of it you'd make a lovely job of Elgar's 'Sea Pictures' ( I have accompanied these too !
But your voice does change over time. I was definitely a bass when my voice first broke (about 1960) , then when I joined Harrogate Choral Soc in 1972 and had a voice test, the Director put me in the tenors. Now Im nowhere near being a tenor !
I have sung Messiah in both tenor and bass, and also played the whole score on the organ!