Saturday, August 05, 2006

Choral Workshop

One wonderful week of singing, mornings and afternoons with a random group of men and women interested in voice training and choral performance. Gave two concerts at the end. Having to part last night was heartbreaking.
There is something about working in a group that gives you the feeling that you can do what is required. It is so much easier than when one has to do it alone. . . but then there was that tiny nagging need for recognition, that little sign of approval.

7 comments:

forget me not said...

Well, that's only human too, Charles. Performers and artists share their God-given gifts generously, and they should be thanked.

ccheryl said...

I can picture you as a tenor.
I too know the feeling of sharing the music, of knowing that the performance was more than just showmanship, and that the heart of the piece was shared and appreciated when one hears a hearty applause and an occaisional 'bravo'.
I agree. I find it so much esier to perform in a chamber ensemble setting than as a solo.
What was on the program? Don't tell me Carmina Burana LOL LOL !

Charles said...

Some highlights of the concerts:
Missa brevis en sol: Theodore Dubois
Sanctus - Benedictus: William Lloyd Webber
I Will Follow Him: J.W. Stole [Sister Act]
Now is the Month of Maying: Thomas Morley
. . . and you guessed it, Cheryl:
Ecce Gratum: Carl Orff [Carmina Burana]

brother lesser said...

God is Creator and being made in His image and likeness, we are also expected to create. Well done, good and faithful servant!

ccheryl said...

Are You serious,Charles???!

Charles said...

Yes, Cheryl, we really did sing it. Very peppy and infectuous. The audience roared applause. I had trouble articulating the words and substituted a lot of do-dos.

ccheryl said...

Great variety in selections. You must have had a grand time!