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Would it be strange to sing a cappella at a funeral?
totherescue posted a topic in Advice BoardSo my husband's father passed away, and I've caught wind that I'll be asked to sing at the funeral. I'm willing and want to do anything to help with the service, but I don't know anyone that could accompany me. I've never really been fond of prerecorded accompaniments, so I'm wondering if it would be weird to sing a cappella. I have an arrangement of Abide With Me; 'Tis Eventide in mind that I think would translate to a cappella really beautifully, and it might be nice to be able to go at my own pace in case I get choked up or anything. I'm just wondering if that would be really uncomfortable or inappropriate? I'm not sure. I can play the piano, but I've never seen anyone play the piano and sing for a musical number in a church so I'm not sure if that's allowed or possible? If nothing else, I could just play a piano arrangement of I Know That My Redeemer Lives. I'm also curious if anyone has any tips on singing without letting emotions wreck your performance. Any and all advice appreciated! Thank you!
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