The joke here is that Verdi's Requiem is best with a large choir, or at least a very robust one. Also, I've never sung it, though jensouschef has.
I was back to Bach on the brain radio again as soon as I woke up.
Last night was my night off! I had written during my lunch hour, as I did for three days in a row--total was almost 2000 words, not bad for a concert week. So that meant I could go home and not write. Instead I washed several days' worth of dishes, not that there were a lot, did laundry, changed bedsheets, that sort of thing, and attempted better memorization of the "Confiteor" because that one movement has little accompaniment and is very, very exposed with some difficult harmonics. I feel solid on it now, which is excellent. Then I slept. Oh, glorious sleep.
Dress rehearsal tonight. It's our first and only time to rehearse with the soloists and orchestra.