I've started up with a couple of musical venues for the fall. Actually the first is a return. I sing in the group Melodia Monday.themusicalgardener.
I've included two Youtube videos of my two favourite new pieces that we are learning, both by Mort Lauridsen.
The second venue is a short-term committment. Our friend and my daughter's voice teacher, is pitching a fundraising concert in November. We are doing all the music from Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat - wonderful stuff. Problem is, we had our first full practice last week, and were reminded that we have seven - yep count 'em, seven more Sunday practices before showtime. Included in that is Canadian Thanksgiving which will probably prove to be a wash-out attendance-wise. I have been pegged as one of the brothers, Levi, and am on the bass end of things, along with my friend Jim. So it is going to make a busy fall getting music into the head. Fortunately I know most of the Joseph tunes, so it will be a matter of getting the right harmonies. The sad part is to, that while we have both an absolutely awesome Joseph, and narrator, but we are still lacking five brothers. I've made some suggestions, but it remains to be seen, if said individuals even have an interest in joining, let alone learning music in this short a time.
Sorry I don't have photos of either efforts. But at least I am actually writing about one of the two components of my blogging name - the one that I find particulary difficult to blog on - the musical aspect. Not that music is a hard topic, just how do I make something interesting for my readers, other than throwing up a few Youtubes of available music. I do have a digital recorder that I probably should learn how to use - a winter project.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.