It starts with learning the music:
tempo, dynamics, practice at home
and in rehearsals. Weeks of
preparation and driving to and
from rehearsals including dress rehearsals.
Count, breathe, phrasing, self-correction.
An endless list of individual work
in private lessons; group work
in rehearsals. Prescribed music
folder, black attire or black and white.
Concert attire for the stage and rehearsals
with the orchestra. Then performances.
Singing choral music is rewarding and
challenging at the same time. We learn
to listen to others and come in at the
precise moment: not early; not late.
Our reward is the satisfaction of a
job well done. The audience applauds.
Years of piano practice and choir
singing and individual music lessons
have paved the way and prepared me
for the BIG moment when it all comes
together. The same holds true for
vocal recitals. This language of the
soul called music nourishes me. It
makes me happy and others too.
The next chapter will be in Baltimore
where the Berkshire Choral International
performs The Seasons by Haydn. Eat,
sleep, live, breathe and sing!