I joined a choir a in January, it's a pop style choir with the barbershop parts (NOT SATB, it's tenor, lead, baritone, bass) and passed a simple audition to get in. It's all female despite the barbershop style. They have me singing way too high a part. I'm singing mostly between E4 and E5 but even that is all up in head voice. I can only sing until like Bb4 without flipping over into head voice (or maybe it's kind of a high mix, I'm not sure, but the tone sounds really light). The problem is that I'm NOT supposed to be using head voice because it's pop style songs and they want me to sing them in my full voice, but my full voice stops well well short of E5 lol. So I have to keep passing between registers in a super annoying and tiring way and it also messes up the vowels which I don't really understand, but something they told me about, but they said it would happen "at my bridge" but my bridge was supposed to be above E5.
It would be really helpful if I could sing a lower part. I can sing to about C3 pretty comfortably so I don't know what's wrong with doing that. I asked to be assigned to a lower part but they said they already have too many baritones and basses.
I know another local choir with a similar (simple) audition process that is more classical and the SATB format, do you think I should switch choirs in January or stay with the barbershop one?