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the vorpal blade went snicker-snack

My chorus' spring concert was on Saturday night. Attendance was a bit light. Perhaps we didn't get the word out enough, but lots of members and associates are preoccupied with choral exchange prep. Anyway, I thought the performance was reasonably good. I actually felt a bit nervous at times during the performance. I was standing at stage right in the first row, with no one in my section nearby, so I felt at times as if I was the only person singing my part. In my Pretty Good Room solo, there weren't any major issues, but I still felt as if I was putting out a lot of effort. Part of the problem may be that I was not miked, and couldn't really hear myself well through the house speakers. When we perform at Stanford's Memorial Church in August, I hope I am miked and/or I can hear myself better.

I was feeling much more relaxed during Jabberwocky, our finale, and had a lot of fun with it. The audience seemed to really get into it as well. There were some kids in the front row who actually looked spooked during some of the verses. The last two notes of the song is a big ta-da!, where everyone busted out their noisemaker, streamer, sparkler, or whatever toy they brought or was given to them.

After the performance, we had our usual spread of snacks and drinks, including Snickers PoPables brought by yours truly. There was also a raffle for some artwork contributed by some chorus members to help raise funds for the exchange.

Now we're off until July, when we start rehearsing for the August concert. Part of me is glad to have some time off, because I was starting to tire out vocally. OTOH, we can always use more rehearsals.

I was thinking of possibly taking some group dance classes on the Tuesday nights that I won't be in rehearsal, but I'll be coming into the middle of one set and only able to complete half of the next set before we start up again. It's just as well, since I should probably use the extra time for the first movement of Sonatina Romantico and the other piano pieces I'm working on. The recital is supposed to be sometime this month, but no date has been announced.

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