Saturday, October 21, 2006

HALLE-bloody-LUJAH ALREADY

Our choir just performed the shoutiest version of the Messiah that has ever been inflicted on an audience. The conductor said in a recent rehearsal that it sounded like we were singing the Vacuum Cleaner Chorus, and tonight was even louder and less coherent than that.

I wonder how the audience felt being yelled at for a solid three hours...

5 Comments:

Miss M. said...

I didn't think it was all that bad, actually. I've heard worse, at least (picture a dozen 6-year-olds reciting Ave Maria at 8 o'clock at night)

StyleyGeek said...

It was, at least, 'joyful'. (What's the bet that's the euphemism used in the reviews?)

Weird to think you were in the audience :) I was the singer in the second row balancing her score on top of the head of the person in front because she refused to move forward the three inches that might have let me hold it like a normal person.

Miss M. said...

Joyful and enthusiastic, I think.

Weird to think you were in the choir! I don't think I noticed the balancing-on-head thing (or if I did, its long forgotten). I have a few friends in the choir, its odd to think you might know them too. Even crazier is the fact that I've been meaning to join the choir, just didn't get around to being serious about that until it was too late in the year - next year, perhaps.

StyleyGeek said...

It's never too late! Our Christmas concert is the most fun, anyway, because no one takes it seriously. And you already know the carols, so practising isn't exactly arduous.

You only have to pay your joining fee if you decide to be in the actual concert (then they need it for insurance reasons), otherwise you can just turn up and sing along and see if you like it...

I think we have a couple of weeks break now before we start practising for Christmas.

BernieRA said...

I had no idea you were a singer. I just got back from church, where I sing and lead 2 choirs.

Different continent, same world. Hm.