oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen

Singing Byrd is very soothing. And I can sing Handel without having to think. That is, I am thinking, but it's not interfering with the surface levels of concentration, so the music flows out. And I still adore Purcell--we got the last of the Purcell pieces last night, and it's a small gem.

Howells is a bit like Tallis, as our conductor pointed out. All those long, long lines.

Next season, we got a paying gig to sing Brahms' Requiem. Which we just did this year, but I don't care, because it is a gorgeous piece and you don't get tired of it. Also, money for the choir! Tentatively, for our own stuff, we're to do one concert of all Eric Whitacre (we did his "Cloudburst" one year), and Bach for Xmas.

And if we're very, very lucky, the spring concert next year might be Bach's B Minor mass with period orchestra. Beat. Beat. SQUEEEEE!!!!!
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