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Taking advantage of a quiet morning. The last week of the quarter is about to start, which is busy under any circumstances, but even more so when it coincides with holiday-making. I think tomorrow may be literally the only day I don't have anything planned between last Wednesday and Monday the 20th. (Tonight T's company is having a casual office holiday party, as opposed to the formal one which is usually held sometime in January.)

Yesterday I sang in the Stanford Sing-along Messiah. It's an annual event, but I haven't participated for years. It's always fun, although I think it would be more fun if I actually knew The Messiah; I'm essentially sight-reading, except for the "Hallelujah Chorus" which I sort-of know, mostly by osmosis. I am jealous of the people in this video, who all appear to be singing it without music:

Some of the folks in my chorus have talked about doing something similar; it sounds awesome, but I would really have to sit down with that music and memorize it. It's probably too late to pull one together for this holiday season anyway. Maybe next year.

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Dec. 11th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, hey, you sing too? I have done so many Messiahs at this point, I could probably sing the silly thing in my sleep, but it's been years... had to drop out of the professional chorus to focus on "useful things" like business, sadly. I skipped the Opera Colorado chorus auditions (going on this afternoon, in fact) to write a paper, how sad is that? ^^;
Dec. 11th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
I do! Only ever in school, church, and community choruses, though; I might be able to cut it as a back-row alto in a pro chorus, if I started voice lessons again, but I don't have the motivation to devote the time it would take.

I gave up chorus for part of grad school but came back to it in my final semester because I'd missed it too much.

Dec. 11th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
I actually finished a Bachelor's in voice... I had all these big dreams and operatic ambitions, and then I came up against the insurmountable wall of needing to earn a living, so I (regrettably) let these dreams go. I sang in a pro chorus for awhile after my undergrad, then lost my place because I dared to buy a ticket to go to Russia to visit my sick grandmother for a week without first consulting my chorus director, so... yeah ^^; I keep meaning to audition for another one, but something *coughMBAhellcough* keeps getting in my way. Maybe next year ^_^.
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