quote by Paul Lynde

I sang in the choir for years, even though my family belonged to another church.

— Paul Lynde

Unusual Church Choir quotations

The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.

In the church of my heart the choir is on fire

My mother raised me in the church. I was not allowed to stay home on Sunday; there was no option. I sang in the choir all the way up until I went to college.

It is my belief that everything you need to know about the world can be learned in a church choir.


I only sing in my church choir. Except the other night, I stole the show at karaoke night.

Jesus is not directing the angelic choir, taking long naps, or doing crossword puzzles. He is completely focused on building his church, the hope of the world.

The singing of hymns and the rendition of selections from the great sacred oratorios by ward choirs all enhance the spirit of worship.

But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches' bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government - yes, a Labour government - is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools.

I was never interested in singing in the church or school.

I was more interested in becoming a musician.


My father has a beautiful, beautiful voice.

His father was a pastor of a church. He sang in church. My mother sang in a church choir. I can take no credit for my vocal talent, because, both my father, and mother have beautiful, beautiful voices.

My father had played cornet, although I never saw him play it.

I found his mouthpiece when I was a kid. I used to buzz it. And my mother played piano and sang in the church choir for different functions. So there was always music in the house, jazz, gospel, or whatever. Especially jazz records.

Sit peacefully in a church and think of church history: witchburning perhaps, or child abuse, genocide, the amassing of disgusting wealth, the repression of women, inquisitions, castrating child choir singers, the denial of Santa Claus and the support of fascists in power.

I'm seeing too many kids where they get fixated on their own autism.

I'd rather have them get fixated that they like programming computers or they like art or they want to sing in the church choir or they want to train dogs, you know, something that they can turn into a career.

Rigel, Betelgeuse, and Orion. There was no finer church, no finer choir, than the stars speaking in silence to the many consumptives silently condemned, a legion upon the dark rooftops. The wind came down from the north like a runner in lacrosse, violent and hard, to batter every living thing. They were there, each one alone in conversation with the stars, mining ephemeral love from cold and distant light.


I always sang in church always was in a gospel choir and directed choirs and always performed, but I never thought of it as a powerful thing.

I sang in church choir all my life, through elementary school, junior high and high school.

My grandmother took me to church on Sunday all day long, every Sunday into the night. Then Monday evening was the missionary meeting. Tuesday evening was usher board meeting. Wednesday evening was prayer meeting. Thursday evening was visit the sick. Friday evening was choir practice. I mean, and at all those gatherings, we sang.

I loved going to church. I enjoyed being a part of the choir and just doing things in and around the church. But as a young girl, I certainly enjoyed watching and listening to my dad.

People make their life really hard. It was as simple as this: My parents went to church. My grandfather was a bishop. My mom sang in the choir, my dad played the keyboard, and my uncle played the drums. I was into playing the drums, so I played the drums a lot for my uncle, and it got to the point where I was pretty nice at playing the drums. And he let me play every Sunday so, to me, going to church was fun.


I grew up in the church, singing in choirs, and I went to a performing arts school, and I had a gospel group, so music has always been in my blood.

As a child, I had lived many years in Southampton and sang in the choir of the Dune Church.

I grew up in a Southern Baptist-style church with a choir, a band, and music, but I've been asking myself my whole life, "Why is my own church, my own community, rejecting me because of my sexuality?".

Church was the thing for me. The fellowship and the message that was given and singing in the choir and singing the solos and really listening to the words that you were singing and seeing how it affected people was huge for me.

Nothing is more powerful than the black church experience.

A good choir and a good sermon in the black church, it's pretty hard not to be move and be transported.


The choir always tittered and whispered all through the service.

There was once a church choir that was not ill-bred, but I have forgotten where it was.

I was in a church choir early on and that really helped me musically in terms of chops, learning how to sing harmonies.

I grew up in the Midwest and had a lot of exposure to big religion.

I went to church every Sunday - my mother even sang in the choir - and most families I knew where practicing Christians.

I used to sing in the church choir. People would say it was unusual for such a small girl to have such a big voice. They would say, 'She sounds like she's grown.'

It's not like we did something wrong.

We just burned down the church while the choir within sang religious songs.


I began with dance, doing ballet at 3, then tap, jazz, modern.

Then I sang in church choirs, learned how to play clarinet and drums, sang with rock bands and only then did I get into musical theatre.

The entire range of human experience is present in a church choir, including, but not restricted to jealousy, revenge, horror, pride, incompetence (the tenors have never been on the right note in the entire history of church choirs, and the basses have never been on the right page), wrath, lust and existential despair.

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