Longform digs up a 2003 GQ piece "The Vulgarian in the Choir Loft" by Andrew Corsello who goes on "a strict diet of Bach, Britten and Barber" in the transition from douche to choirboy.
What is singing? Voice coaches often try to demystify it, call it a mere vibration of vocal cords due to a movement of air. But that is a lie. Singing is nakedness. And it is a far more fathomless form of nakedness than that achieved by the removal of clothes.