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Thread #162374   Message #3864193
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
04-Jul-17 - 05:52 AM
Thread Name: Conversation abt club and reading words-Dick Miles
Subject: RE: Conversation abt club and reading words-Dick Miles
As stated above, this has been discussed numerous times. To pick up one point:
In one case it was a brand new song written by that singer, and that somehow seemed somewhat more acceptable, though of course one could argue that even in that case he should have waited until he had learnt it.
Yes, but . . . if the song is topical, delaying performing it until it has been learnt would miss the point. Similarly, taking the time to learn it, while it has a very short "shelf-life" seems wasteful.

Also (one of the usual replies): Are choirs & orchestras being unprofessional by requiring to have copies of the music?