Voice with cello

This evening I am thinking of going with a friend to attend a solo concert. The musician plays cello and sings.

Until today I had never heard of such a thing. The idea of somebody singing while playing the cello seems so exotic to me.

Yet I find myself wondering why I think this way. After all, I have attended many concerts where somebody sings while playing the guitar, or the piano.

What is it about the cello that makes the situation seem so different? I have been pondering this, and I have yet to come up with a good answer.

Any ideas?

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  1. Guessing that because singing from a sitting position can be challenging (what with breathing and all that) and one usually sits to cello.

    Of course some singer-guitarists manage to make vocals from the confines of a chair but the guitar isn’t as loud or resonant as a cello.

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