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I Quit

Those of you who have been following along here for a while may know that one of the many (metaphorical) hats I wear is “professional musician”. Since college, I’ve held an assortment of part-time jobs as a paid church choir member. The choirs have varied in size and skill level, but for almost 10 years…

12 Days of Christmas Carols, Day 5

I haven’t forgotten about my ongoing carol obsession… here’s day 5! 12 Days of Christmas Carols: Day five / ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime  This one has always been a favorite of mine, although it’s s bit on the obscure side.  I’ve been enjoying reading the comments on the other videos and I’m happy…

12 Days of Christmas Carols, Day 4

Good morning!  Today’s carol is one of the darker ones, but it’s always been a favorite around here for  the beautiful tune and because occasionally you need a break from all the pep and bustle of the holidays… 12 Days of Christmas Carols: Day four / Coventry Carol    It’s dim and rainy here this…

An Outfit for an Outing

When I add new goodies to my wardrobe, I do one of two things: either I wear them non-stop or squirrel them away for the just-right outfit or occasion.  As you may remember, weeks ago I blogged about making a little excursion up north to visit Concetta’s Closet and do a little touristing and shopsing. …

Week 29.3: Stage Fright

Yesterday, I had my first opportunity to be the alto soloist for Handel’s Messiah.  Only part one, not the whole thing, but I wasn’t sharing the solos with anyone!  It was a bit of a whirlwind all-day affair.  I got up, ate a hearty breakfast, and set about arranging my hair so that it would…

Week 18.3: Performances abound!

Hello, lovely readers!  Today I have for you a few pictures of another fancy dress… we had another performance yesterday evening for our little early music/anything out of copyright ensemble, Capella Antiqua.  Since it was the first concert of the season, we decided that the easiest way to put a concert together was to do…