We had our last concert of the year with Other Choir last night. It was very short, only about forty-five minutes altogether, and we had a small audience of about 15 or 20 people. It was quite a laid-back concert, even more so than the one we had last term. We only knew what we were going to sing just beforehand, we didn’t have to wear the customary choir ‘uniform’ of all black and there was a definite ‘end of term’ feeling in the air, particularly from some of the students, who were even naughtier than usual and talked almost all the way through the concert (usually they just talk all the way through the rehearsal). I was quite cross about this, but there wasn’t much I could do about it and fortunately the audience (or at least the people I knew who were in it) didn’t notice.
Anyway, on a more positive note, the singing went well, especially considering that I hadn’t sung one of the pieces before last night, as I’d had to miss some rehearsals (very bad of me I know). We sang some movements from Vivaldi’s Gloria and Fauré’s Requiem, and The Lord is my Shepherd from Rutter’s Requiem, which was the piece I hadn’t done before. I enjoyed singing everything. I almost always enjoy singing anyway, but of course it’s even more enjoyable when you’re singing pieces you really like. I haven’t got anything profound to say about it, just that it was fun and lovely and the librarians in the audience were very appreciative, so that was good.
No more Other Choir now until September when we’ll start rehearsing things for Christmas!