The Audition

The audition was wonderful. The choir is amazing. I feel really good today.
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The chorus had us (I went with my neighbor and friend Lesley) sit through the rehearsal before the auditions. They are singing John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” which is both beautiful and challenging.

The director is this fantastic and talented woman who referenced both March Madness and “Spinal Tap” during rehearsal. I think I have found a place that I belong.

The choir is also singing a Handel piece , something by Vaughn Williams and some other English music for their concert in the spring.

I guess I should say “we” are singing this music.

I got in.

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  1. Congratulations! Both on the successful audition and for finding what seems to be such a good fit. Hooray!

  2. Way to go!!!

  3. March Madness and Spinal Tap? Where do I sign up? Kidding…the commute would be hell and I couldn’t carry a tune if it had handles, despite starting college as a music major.

    Sounds perfect. I’ll bet y’all have “eleven.”

  4. That’s awesome!! Good for you. It sounds like it will be loads of challenging and comforting fun.

  5. Awesome!!! I’m very happy for you!

  6. Congratulations! Did sitting through rehearsal before the audition make you nervous?

  7. In high school I sang with a wonderful community choir called The Chorus of Westerly. It was an amazing experience and I still miss being a part of it. I hope your experience is every bit as amazing as mine was.

  8. thats so awesome.
    congrats!!!!!

    im so not musically talented :)

  9. Bad! Ass! Congratulations!

  10. Awesome. What an escape from ‘reality’ to be able to sing beautiful pieces with wonderful people. It sounds like fun and I would love to join you however I am completely tone deaf and if I were to sing, ears would bleed. Have fun.

  11. Yay!

  12. Congratulations!!!

  13. Sounds like you’re on your way to a great 2010 – congrats!

  14. Yeah, but did she know all the words to his improv piano single “suck my love pump?” and kick ASS on getting in!

  15. Rock on!

  16. That’s awesome – good for you!

  17. Woot! Way to go girl!

  18. congrats!

  19. YIPPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!! And congratulations!

  20. Oh congrats Sarah. So thrilled for you.

  21. oh how i love john rutter! we sang some of his stuff in high school and it was amazing!

    yay for you!

  22. I knew you would!

  23. yah!! and jealous

  24. That rocks! Congrats!

  25. Yeah, still good news. 😉

  26. merseydotes says:

    Congratulations! That is great. Be sure to keep the interwebs posted about your concerts. Some of us may show up to listen. 😎

  27. I am so happy for you, I ALSO had my first choir practice Tuesday, so I understand that crinkly spine feeling of bliss. Good on you!

  28. Yay! Congratulations!

  29. Congrats.

    Joining a choir will be the first thing I do when my husband retires from the army and/or we find some sucker to watch my kids every single week. Mwahahahaha.

  30. yayayayayayay! congrats! have fun!

  31. Congratulations!!

  32. Of course you did!! Mazel Tov!!!

  33. Can’t wait to see and hear videos. I love Handel.

    Hallelujah!

  34. How completely wonderful! So happy for you!

  35. way to go, lady.

  36. Congrats!! I had no idea you could sing!

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