Monday, July 23, 2012

Singing update


It's been a while since I posted anything about my singing, so I thought I'd do a quick update today. The main reason why I've been so quiet on the topic is the fact that until recently, we had winter break. Coupled with that, my instructor has some big projects that he's preparing to stage, so my singing classes fell by the wayside.

They will, however, continue on Friday, which is great for me, because I have to say I missed them. Also, I'd really love to get in a lot of practices, because I my instructor and my church's organist have "volunteered" me to sing for a church charity event. NOT looking forward to it when I haven't stretched my vocal chords in weeks.

Church choir-wise, we reconvened last Tuesday and we're starting to prepare for the Christmas Service. I'm looking forward to that quite alot, although I still can't say I enjoy most of my choir-mates. Attitudes still haven't improved much since the last time I complained. Now I just try my best to ignore them. And laugh at them. Sorry. That might sound mean, but if I don't laugh, I'd be a lot meaner. I have to find humor in their attitudes and actions. If I didn't, I'd probably crack.

Anyway. On a happier note, the other choir I belong to also reconvened and we're doing something I'm seriously excited about. Basically, it's a pastiche on opera, with singing, melodrama and lots of ham. Casting will apparently be sorted out tonight, so fingers crossed that I get a fun role. Will let you know.

So yeah. That's me and my singing. What hobbies/activities are you taking part in? How's it going?


Geoff Maritz said...

Up in Johannesburg at the moment, without a computer, well until this morning when my brother gave me his old laptop to use while I'm here.
Hobbies, nothing at the moment, just work, work, work. James will be leaving for the UK next month with the Gilbert And Sullivan Society to stage Yeomen of the Guard for the queen. Rehearsals back in full swing for him, kinda like you.
A giggle and a smile is sure to get your fellow performers wondering just what you're thinking, could be hilarious :)
Blessings from Geoff, now n Johannesburg.

Michelle said...

Best wishes to you on getting a fun role. I think that it is wonderful that you sing. I only do karaoke and only in the privacy of home. I wish I could sing beautifully in public. :)~ My hobbies are blogging and reading lately.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I'd love to be able to sing, but in truth I can't hold a note... well, I can, it's just not a note you'll have ever encountered before. I hope the charity event goes well!

My only hobbies are writing and gymming - both of which are also my jobs. (Yep - I called writing my job!!) I need to get a hobby...

Joy said...

It's great to hear that you are not only stretching your vocal chords again, but using them in all kinds of ways. Break a leg!

E. Arroyo said...

Wow...I wish I could carry a tune. =) Good for you.

Carol Riggs said...

Hey, I didn't know you sang! That's cool. Ha, wow, preparing for Christmas already?! That's definitely preparation. :) Have fun! I haven't been doing any hobbies lately, but hope to next month now that I'm more settled after moving out of state.

loverofwords said...

This sounds like so much fun! Spoofs of famous operas-perfect. Hope you get a good part.