Choir Rehearsal Tonight!

I’ve missed rehearsing so much. The whole thing of singing in a choir is singing with other people. But so far I’ve been working on Mendelssohn’s Elijah ALONE. Tonight I sing with people! Ohmygod. Mendelssohn’s Elijah is … PEOPLE. (Soylent Green humor.)

Among the various pieces we’re rehearsing tonight is #35. For some reason, this is one my favorites. I say “for some reason” because the choir’s part is very simple. No show-offy parts anywhere. What’s the appeal?? But for whatever reason, this one is so satisfying to sing. I love it. Also, for some perverse reason, I find measure 34 difficult to get right. There’s no good explanation anywhere on earth for this, it’s as simple as it gets. Seriously. It’s Three-Blind-Mice-level easy. But I tend to mess it up. Wish me luck.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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