I'm from the US- why do I sing with a British accent?

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Many American music teachers and choral directors promote some pronunciations that are more typical of British speech.

In a chorus, it is always preferable to have everyone following some standard and so pronouncing things the same way, instead of having five different sounds for the same word at the same time.

Some elements of British will come across sounding better. For example, a quick flipped "r" between two vowels lets both vowels have the maximum allowable time while still getting the "r" in to insure that the meaning is clear.

Certain words (such as "laugh") are often pronounced with a more open vowel in British than in American, creating a more resonant sound in singing.
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Why do British people lose their accents when they sing?

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What does the British accent sound like?

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What celebrities have british accents?

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How did the British get their accents?

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