At Least it’s a Little Chilly

I found the picture I took last year of that same corner where they’re selling trees. Quite the difference. SNOW!

I realized something last night about choir. Performances are fun and exciting and I love singing with the orchestra, but the best part about singing with the choir turns out to be the weekly rehearsals.

I feel more like I’m singing with people at the rehearsals. I can’t hear myself or the people next to me at the dress rehearsal and performances, I guess because we’re so close to the orchestra. I can hear the people behind me, and I have a lovely soprano singing behind me so that’s nice, but I don’t get that feeling of making music together with all these people. This is not a complaint. I love the performances too, for different reasons. I just realized I like the regular rehearsals more.

Oh wait, I do get that feeling in the pieces where we sing a capella, and during the carols.

Oh and the orchestra with the Bernstein is amazing. It’s a very festive, twinkling, sparkling, sound.

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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2 thoughts on “At Least it’s a Little Chilly

  1. I often feel the exact same way about performing. I love rehearsals. I get to really enjoy the music.

  2. That was kind of a revelation to me. You do so much preparing and anticipating about the performance and it turns out that the getting ready is the best part.

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