gilana: (cabaret)
Thanks so much to everyone who came to the concert last night!  It was wonderful to see so many loving faces in the audience,
 and fun to see who was singing along to what :)  I managed to remember to actually enjoy myself and listen to the music, although I had to keep pulling myself back to that place as I would start to worry about a phrase coming up or look over to find someone in the crowd or try not to wince at a wrong note.  And apparently it showed, as I had one audience member (someone I didn't know, even) compliment me on my showmanship at the intermission, which left me with a nice glow.

I had 4 solo spots (well, some of them real solos, some of them singing in a smaller group.)  The one I was most worried about, my longest individual bit, the intro to Imagine, felt a little shakier than it had in my best rehearsals, but not awful by any means.  And our trio for The Rose went *really* well.  I was having a little trouble with my low notes that night, and most of my part is in my lower register, so there were a few shaky notes, but the two solo phrases I have in that song were a little higher, and it felt to me like they came out clear and pure and hardly shaky at all -- definitely the best I've done them anywhere but my shower. 

Luckily, by the time we came to Bohemian Rhapsody, all of my solo bits were done and I could just relax and groove out to the music -- what a blast.  Never thought I'd get to sing that piece in a choir!

It turns out that there was no recording made of the concert.  I'm sorry, because I wanted my family to get to hear it, but I'm not sure I could face listening myself, so ah well.
gilana: (cabaret)
Thanks so much to everyone who came to the concert last night!  It was wonderful to see so many loving faces in the audience,
 and fun to see who was singing along to what :)  I managed to remember to actually enjoy myself and listen to the music, although I had to keep pulling myself back to that place as I would start to worry about a phrase coming up or look over to find someone in the crowd or try not to wince at a wrong note.  And apparently it showed, as I had one audience member (someone I didn't know, even) compliment me on my showmanship at the intermission, which left me with a nice glow.

I had 4 solo spots (well, some of them real solos, some of them singing in a smaller group.)  The one I was most worried about, my longest individual bit, the intro to Imagine, felt a little shakier than it had in my best rehearsals, but not awful by any means.  And our trio for The Rose went *really* well.  I was having a little trouble with my low notes that night, and most of my part is in my lower register, so there were a few shaky notes, but the two solo phrases I have in that song were a little higher, and it felt to me like they came out clear and pure and hardly shaky at all -- definitely the best I've done them anywhere but my shower. 

Luckily, by the time we came to Bohemian Rhapsody, all of my solo bits were done and I could just relax and groove out to the music -- what a blast.  Never thought I'd get to sing that piece in a choir!

It turns out that there was no recording made of the concert.  I'm sorry, because I wanted my family to get to hear it, but I'm not sure I could face listening myself, so ah well.
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I finally got to watch Arms and the Man tonight, while the rest of the able stage crew took over the set changes. Wow. I've heard the audiences laughing while I was hanging out in the green room, but I had no idea how funny the show really is. It's not so much the lines, it's the deliveries, and the facial expressions, and the reactions. If you haven't seen the show yet, go see it — there are still performances Friday and Saturday night. Heck, if you *have* seen the show, go see it again — I can guarantee you missed something funny, there are so many excellent actors doing great stuff up there at the same time.

And speaking of performances... it's a ways off yet, but Saturday May 19 I'll be performing with the Somerville Community Chorus. Our concert this season is "A Groovy Review of Pop Hits from the 1970's" and it should be pretty entertaining. I just found out on Tuesday that I'll have a small solo at the beginning of Imagine, and I don't have official confirmation yet but I think it's pretty likely that I'll be part of a trio singing The Rose. Singing solo scares me to death, so I'm hoping to see a lot of friendly faces in the audience!
gilana: (Default)
I finally got to watch Arms and the Man tonight, while the rest of the able stage crew took over the set changes. Wow. I've heard the audiences laughing while I was hanging out in the green room, but I had no idea how funny the show really is. It's not so much the lines, it's the deliveries, and the facial expressions, and the reactions. If you haven't seen the show yet, go see it — there are still performances Friday and Saturday night. Heck, if you *have* seen the show, go see it again — I can guarantee you missed something funny, there are so many excellent actors doing great stuff up there at the same time.

And speaking of performances... it's a ways off yet, but Saturday May 19 I'll be performing with the Somerville Community Chorus. Our concert this season is "A Groovy Review of Pop Hits from the 1970's" and it should be pretty entertaining. I just found out on Tuesday that I'll have a small solo at the beginning of Imagine, and I don't have official confirmation yet but I think it's pretty likely that I'll be part of a trio singing The Rose. Singing solo scares me to death, so I'm hoping to see a lot of friendly faces in the audience!

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