February 8, 2011

We're Gonna Put On A Show...

These are all the music pieces I'm learning for the Soundsations performances. We don't sing every single number for each show, but we sure sing most of them...and some with choreography. Oh, yeah...they all have to be memorized, too! It's a good thing that I know the words to a lot some of the pieces. It gives me a tiny head start on the work I need to do.

We rehearse every week on Tuesday afternoons, but I'm also rehearsing the numbers at home. Thank Heaven for online links which play either the entire piece and/or offer recordings of the separate parts. In some cases, it's like singing with my own alto section at home!

One of the fun things for me is finding that my voice range is expanding as I get more practice. I'm able to sing some of the notes that, only a few weeks ago, I was unable to sing at all. I still sing low alto, and sometimes I even sing with the tenors, but now I'm also able to sing some of those high alto (more like second soprano) parts that were out of my range only a short time ago.

My first performance with the Soundsations will be in our Performing Arts Center as part of the Chorale concert on February 26th. We'll only be singing three or four of our numbers that evening, but it will be just twenty or so individuals - including this ever-so-slightly nervous me - center stage. Of course, all of the Soundsations will also sing as part of the Chorale. (We do double duty.)

On February 27th (the next evening), I'll be part of our performance at another, smaller venue. The Soundsations are actually the ambassadors for the Chorale, so we perform for local and area churches, organizations and gated communities. I'm working especially hard to learn all my parts and moves. I'm having a ball, and am excited to have this challenge.

I'll be asking a friend's husband to record our performance on the 26th, and hope to share part of it with you. If my plans to get a recording work out, you'll be able to hear us sing, see all the moves, the sparkles, and catch my debut with the group.

I'll be rehearsing every day now. If anyone makes a mistake or misstep, I just want to be sure it's not me! See you tomorrow. I'm off to warble and wiggle! (giggle)
Before I close today, I want to note that I'm getting very close to holding a 600th Follower Giveaway. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that my giveaways are fairly generous. I guess I'd better start thinking about what I'm going to offer to celebrate this milestone with my faithful friends. Any suggestions?

9 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

DeeDee said...

600 followers!!! Congrats that is certainly something to sing about....I cannot wait to hear you sing..souonds like a perfectly fun time too.

Does Fez and Kes sing too?

marie said...

600 followers is awesome ~ and yes, your giveaways are so lovely! I personally love your strawberry sachets. : )

I am looking forward to hearing you sing....I myself am one of those "joyful noise" kind of singers!

Sherri said...

Donna, good luck with your practicing! I'm sure you will be sensational! 600 followers-congratulations to you!!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You continue to amaze me with your delightful life filled with the Arts and music! Lovely little acorn lady! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Michelle May said...

Sing...sing a song...make it simple..
la, la, la, la, laaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Oh yeah...be glad, ever so glad, you can't hear me sing! Wish I could be there to hear you though!

600 followers cause we love ya babe!
xx, shell

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I was so happy to hear that you had someone recording your show! Be sure and post a link so we can all enjoy your performance!
It's true, the more you sing, the better your range gets (up to a certain point, of course!). Can't wait to hear you.

WoW! 600 followers - that's amazing!!!

Createology said...

Music is the one constant thing that truly soothes my soul. These songs you will be singing are wonderful. My mother was a professional singer before I was born. I love the old classics. Happy practicing. Congratulations on your upcoming 600th blog. That is quite the accomplishment. Happy musical hearts to you...

Mary said...

A Show ! ! That's wonderful, wish I was close for I'd surely come...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I can't live without music. It truly makes me feel alive. I'm sure you will do just fine - looks like some fine songs you have there to learn. :) Have a great time! Theresa

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