The director demands perfection; volunteer musicians beg for rehearsals to end before midnight so they can tuck their kids into bed. By the fourth Sunday in Lent, things are getting pretty tense.
Here are some warning flags that your choir is about to revolt.
--A dead fish wrapped in newspaper turns up on the organ bench.
--The music director begins each rehearsal by reading aloud from The Articles of War.
--Folding chairs in the rehearsal room have been rearranged into a fortress.
-- Choir members spontaneously start whistling the theme from “The Bridge Over the River Kwai.”
--A UPS man brings an ominously sizzling package for the director.
--An albatross circles the church steeple.