Good morning, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I’ve been falling behind on the poetry-a-day thing – just not feeling it anymore. Maybe a poem a month is more my thing.
Anyway, this past Saturday was our choir’s Spring concert! Usually we have it on Sunday, and that would’ve worked out better if we could’ve stuck to that schedule. Instead, we were competing against the city-wide street sale that was going on. Parking was more limited than usual, and I think that steered many people away. We still had an audience though. We weren’t sold out, but maybe next time.
We put our hearts and souls into that concert, as we usually do, but this time it seemed more of a challenge. I’ll ignore my usual inner critic and just say that the audience was very pleased. That’s the most important thing!
Sadly, the Cackler wasn’t able to be there – she had an epileptic seizure a few days earlier, and needed to rest instead of attend the concert. The solo part she had was eliminated, and our director had everyone sing the usual part to make it easier. That must’ve been hard for her to not attend the concert. It would’ve driven me crazy if I wasn’t able to go after all the time and effort we put into the songs.
During pre-concert practice, I spoke up and asked our director to go over a hard part in one of the songs, and it really helped. We went through the song at a faster pace, too, and that made a huge difference. Good times!
Our director’s 10 year old son played a piano solo in the beginning of the concert. He knew the part by heart, and didn’t need music. While we were all practicing, he sat casually in one of the seats and played a video game. He didn’t look nervous at all, that darn kid! :) He did a really good job, too.
Then during the concert our director, T, almost mixed up the songs by accident. Then we had to remind him to have us stand after the Chamber Choir sang some songs. He always knows how to make us laugh and loosen up. He actually had a piano solo too, right after our most difficult song. So we were able to chill out while he played. It was a song called “Falling Waters”, and it sounded really nice.
I ordered a few CDs of our concert, and I’m supposed to get them by the end of June. Always excited for that delivery!
Here is a very blurry shot of our choir, taken last year during one of our concerts. I don’t know who took the photo, but it was used as the cover of one of our CDs. From your point of view, I’m on the left hand side in the second row – third one down. The lady to the left of me is the Cackler!