Well hell, I’m just gonna get down to brass tacks here. Thumb tacks, even. Tic Tacs, even better! Ready for this?
I tried out for a solo tonight! Woot! Technically there were two parts I tried for, but he ran them both together. One of the songs we sing caught my attention, because there are two soprano solos in them. A few women had been singing that part for the past couple weeks, but then tonight he announced that, if anyone else wanted to try the solos, we could stay afterwards. I started thinking…”Hey, why not?”
Course, once I had decided to stay behind, I was starting to get nervous half-way through regular choir rehearsal. But then I was deep into the decision. If I didn’t try for it, I would kick myself later.
When choir ended, he had the smaller, chamber choir practice a few numbers for about ten minutes. Then he called up anyone who wanted to try for the solos. There were three of us trying. One woman told me, “I need more time…” Then our director stepped up and asked cheerfully, “Okay, who’s first?” None of us spoke up right away, but then I shrugged and volunteered. I wasn’t sure how I’d sound, I haven’t tried for a solo since college. But the pianist played my first note and I was off, singing loud and clear. He had me sing the first solo again and also sing the chorus part too, which I may have rushed. All I can say is, I wouldn’t count myself out of the race.
The two other women sang, one of them had tried the part before and she has a really pretty voice. I heard him ask her, if she had a choice, which solo would she sing. So she might be in for one of those solos. I don’t think he made a final decision, though. He thanked us and we left.
Whether he picks me for a solo this time or not, I don’t care (although, if he does nominate me, you’ll most certainly know). I am still flying high from it!