I'm a chorister and I need to become a soloist. Please help me develop a richer quality in my singing voice.
I sing with a community choir, and our spring concert is on 15th February. I've been asked to sing a solo. Whilst I've sung the solo first verse of "Once in Royal David's City" in several carol concerts over the years, this will be the first time I've sung a full solo. I will be singing "Flow my Tears" by John Dowland
, accompanied by a harpsichord.
I had a rehearsal with our choir director today and he said my performance was excellent, but that he believes I could do more with my voice artistically, to become a soloist instead of a chorister. In particular, he said that the soloist who sings on the youtube recording has a "haunting richness" that he believes that I would be able to learn - but he isn't a voice teacher, and he doesn't know how to teach someone to do that.
I can sing both soprano and alto, and have been singing in choirs since I was a child (church music, madrigals and general school choirs). I have never been formally taught to sing - it just kind of happened through practice. I have a good sense of pitch and timing, can sing accurately and use dynamic range and diction to shape a musical phrase, however my experience in choirs has taught me how to blend my voice with others - nothing about how to stand out.