Rehearsals going thunderously well. Most helpful extra rehearsal for the baritones last Tuesday which really helped sort some niggles out in our section.
Much happier with the revised and re-revised seating. Having the superbly strong voice of BW on my left and the lyrically accurate MP on my right keeps me on the right track when pitch and words fail me. Though, I have to say, I’m almost word perfect on our program for tomorrow. Still can’t hum in a straight line though…
And of nerves…. They’ll be at least 12 people who know me well in the audience tomorrow. Family, friends, work colleagues and acquaintances. No pressure there then!
Just two more practice sets. Tonight at the church and tomorrow at the town hall with the Barnsly kids and Lesley. And that will be ALL afternoon. Steve has done a very good job though of giving us a taste of how Lesley will fit in in the numbers we’ll be doing with her but ultimately there will be, there has to be, a certain spontaneity on the night regardless of our actual rehearsal with Lesley.
Despite nerves, that is particularly what I’m looking forward to, seeing how what we’ve been learning and working so hard over fits together in front of just short of a thousand people.
Really can’t see the night being anything other than an outstanding…. Do I know my dress shirt is now “a bit” pink?
Actually, its a lot pink.
It’s now pink.
I swear the washing machine hates me.
It WILL be an outstanding success. And very possibly slightly more colorful than anticipated.