Tuesday, April 13, 2010

the home stretch

This week will be a trying one to say the least.

It's performance week.

No, I'm not on Dancing With the Stars. My choir has a performance this week, and that means that my whole week from now on is taken up with rehearsals and performances. Performance is on Saturday, so this gives me:
Wednesday - 3 hour rehearsal
Thursday - 3 hour rehearsal
Friday - 3 hour rehearsal
And last but not least, the big show on Saturday. 100 member chorale, 65 member orchestra, 2 hours of music, 6 soloists, one VERY ugly black dress (x100), and my special little book light that I clip onto my music folder so I can see my music while standing on the front-lit stage.

I know, I'm a music geek.

You'd think that after all this rigmarole all week that I'd be sick of this music, these people, and especially the VERY ugly black dress. But...

Actually, deep down, I like it. The 3 days of rehearsals is a little annoying, but all in all it is fun. I really do enjoy it! I think that the rewards of singing are so much meaningful for the performer than for the audience. I appreciate the audience, but I sing for me. The discipline, the being part of a group that is doing something so much bigger than just me, the camaraderie, and the amazing feeling I get when it's all over.

Totally worth it.

See you on Saturday!


  1. Hope it all goes well, K! Dancing with the Stars will be next...

  2. Oh, wish I could be here to hear the performance. I love me some music! All the best and it is so wonderful that you are blessed enough to get to do something you love and enjoy for a living. Blessings to you!

  3. I sang in (school/church) choirs for many years and miss it. How blessed you are to be singing with others who share your passion and skill!

  4. I'm sure it will be beautiful and totally worth all the long hours!

  5. I'm a little late, so I hope your performance was amazing! My husband is a choir director, so I can (kind of, does second-hand count?) relate to the stress of performance week. I especially love your mention of the ugly black dress x100. :)

  6. Good luck with all your performances!