Attended Steven Tong Gospel Rally 2008 "Who is Jesus?" combine choir rehearsal. It was a total nightmare. 6 out of 8 songs will be sung in mandarin and I have trouble even reading the mandarin characters (the unsimplified version). How am I gonna sing in parts? For English hymns, you read the melody and fit in the lyrics. For mandarin, I have to read the melody, skip the English lyrics, skip the mandarin characters and sing the hanyu pinyin. I'm seriously gonna pull my hair out. 11 years of mandarin lessons can't even tide me through a few songs. Juz as I thought mandarin reading and writing is out of my life, it creeps back. My current mandarin proficiency is like 4/10?