Playing Out

The chorus is about to start singing again after our winter break. I’m working on details for performances between now and June. Performing is so much fun for me, I love to connect with the audience and honestly enjoy the bit of adrenaline that comes along with it.

Getting used to the nerves, the anticipation, the rush of singing through something while everyone is watching can take a while to get used to. I find that the focus of an upcoming performance also leads us to up our game. With each time out we get a little stronger. For many of our performances not all the singers are able to be present. Those small group shows add another element of challenge; two or three singers on a part is very different than five or six or more. But eventually we all come to a point of enjoying the opportunity to take on a song in a more personal way.

Our Farewell Concert will be on June 8 at Weber Music Hall. I am really looking forward to this. The Weber is a great venue for us – so much space on the stage! We’ll have some guests to add to the music, and will sing absolutely everything we can. Save the date, you don’t want to miss this show!

The thought of my last performance with the chorus is hard for me to grasp. I know one thing. I’m gonna cry. These bonds we form when singing together are strong and powerful. The knowledge that we come together to sing on a regular basis provides grounding for our lives. We are not just a group of people who sing together, we are a community.

About Sing! A Women's Chorus

Founded in 1999 by director Mags David, Sing! A Women’s Chorus is based in the Duluth Public Schools Community Education program. This ensemble is open to all registrants. Music is learned through the oral tradition, allowing singers at all levels of experience to participate. We sing traditional music from the U.S., Europe, and West Africa, and original songs written for the chorus by Mags David.
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