Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Choir


I have sung in choirs for most of my life. I sang in a children's primary choir in our ward back in Kansas when I was really young. I sang in the ward choir with my family all growing up in Utah. In high school I sang with the A cappella choir. And at BYU I sang in the Women's Chorus for a few years. I've had so many wonderfully enriching experiences singing, going on tours in high school, singing in concerts, devotionals, and even General Conference in college.

When we moved to Texas, I promised myself that I would find some music group to join. Well, 2 years later, after a great experience serving in the deaf branch in our stake, I still hadn't found a group to sing with. And while I loved the people we served with and really enjoyed our time there, I did miss the regular music at church too.

So this fall I was thrilled when I found the Texas Master Chorale! Even better, they practice very near our home, so it's only a short drive away to get to rehearsals. After missing the audition night while playing phone tag about audition times, they told me to just come to the first rehearsal back in August and they'd find a time to let me audition that night. So I sat in the seats with the first altos and had the time of my life sight-reading a bunch of Christmas music with the wonderful singers and musicians from around the area in this group. Many of the members of the choir are current or former high school choir directors, or private music teachers. By the end of the evening, the director told me to go ahead and come back next week and they'd listen to me then. I was happy because it gave me at least one more week to come sing with them. They were testing the range of everyone in the alto section that night and just let me slip in with them without an official audition.

So one night a week I get to go and sing again! We have a couple Christmas concerts in December, if anyone feels so inclined to come and visit. We're also recording a cd for Christmas. And we're singing really fun big Mack Wilberg arrangements that the Tabernacle Choir sings. I'm going to love singing again for the Christmas season this year.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

YAY! There's nothing better than singing in a good, fun choir....especially at Christmas! I'm so happy for you!

Mary said...

I sure miss singing too. I'm glad that you found something. Hope your audition goes well and you can stay. What fun.

Katy said...

Yay especially for Christmas concerts! Congrats to you!

Steph said...

How awesome! That's really fun. It's the best to sing/play music with other people that love it as much as you do. I hope you get to keep singing with them for a few years at least!

The Scherbel Family said...

I'm glad you found a good choir to join. Hooray for a keeping up your talents!

Greg and Tammy said...

WOW!!! That is so great!! You have a beautiful voice so I'm glad to hear you get to use it!!! It is so rewarding...

MELISSA said...

I'm so glad you found a good choir. I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have that one night a week for me time! Congrats.