I've been trying to pick an art song for my solo piece and early this morning finally settled on Brahms' "Sonntag" because I realized I couldn't remember all of my Italian pronounciation, it's been so long since I sang in Italian (and also, I never took Italian, whereas I have had some German, so it sticks a lot better).
"Sonntag" is sprightly, and I like it. Also, it's not that long.
Despite loving to sing in choir more than, well, almost anything, I'm not a big fan of singing solo pieces that aren't folk songs or similar. I think it's because I know what a real pro sounds like, and I am not that, and I feel like a failure when I sing a pro sort of song. Yes, I could take lessons, but I don't want to commit the time I would need to become halfway competent. It's too late for that, and I don't even enjoy it that much, and as it stands, I only have to sing solo once a year, for one person who already knows me and doubtless forgives many a vocal sin because I am a kickass sightreader and have a good sense of pitch.
In other news, I had to write down a list of all the people with whom I am making meal appointments at WisCon. Luckily, some of them know each other. Or ought to know each other *evil laughter*. For instance, jonquil, do you know ellen_fremedon? Because you totally should. I want there to be an Old Girls Network of Classic Dr. Who fans, hidden in plain sight as they reverse the polarity of the neutron flow.