DH and I both sing in our church choir, and every Wednesday night we have long, brutal rehearsals, which always seem to pay off come Sunday morning! Our choir director is a retired vocal musician who has sung with and for some famous people and institutions, as well as taught vocal music for many years. He picks out the most awesome pieces of music for the choir to sing... and as a result, we love rehearsing/learning them and performing them in worship services. Once a month, the choir goes out for eats and drinks after rehearsal, to celebrate that month's birthdays, and whatever else needs celebrating! I feel so blessed to be part of this unique and fun group of singers!