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All too often, though, a cappella performers miss this opportunity. College singers in the background look bored. Pro background singers are off doing their own independent (and unsynchronized) groove. Choral singers create noise by too much variation in their emotional intensity. Classical ensembles execute well technically, but with no heart.
{mosimage}Theres no question that emotional synchronicity is hard to pull off. You have to have all of the other aspects of performance down by rote, so your very soul can make its contribution to the music. Then, as you bare your emotions in front of an audience of strangers, you have to keep them in line with your singing mates.  
But when it works, you get that this-is-why-we-do-it kind of satisfaction. So dont forget that final bit of polish: agree on what emotions youre projecting, then do it together. Its well worth the effort!
Don Gooding has been an a cappella singer for over thirty-five years, and an a cappella entrepreneur since 1992. He now runs the Mainely A Cappella family of companies from a catalog outlet store in Maine