Children's party was a nightmare - fifty kids in a church hall with one clown. Aaaargh! Did manage to multitask and mark a set of tests in amongst the chaos.
Home for lunch and to decorate cake and make cards, then I went early to the concert rehearsal and had ten minutes peace in the church - bliss. A quick puff of the inhaler and I was then ready to sing.
Whilst I was at the concert husband did washing and ironing. Bless him.
We're off to the Ruby Do soon, but I thought I'd leave you with a tale from last night:
During the concert I sang one of the pieces all the way through for the first time. We learn music very quickly and often sing things through completely for the first time at concerts. In fact, in one concert that we did at the Bridgewater Hall (which was filmed for the South Bank Show) we were handed a new piece as we walked on stage! Being in the Manchester Chorale is not for the faint hearted!
Well, this piece last night was a particularly challenging and difficult modern piece. The words were very strange with a lot of stuff about "exchanging foam" - I didn't really get it and not sure I wanted to.
Anyway, last night I had an epiphany.
As we left the stage I said to a fellow soprano and friend, Julie:
"Aaaaah, I know what that piece is about now. They're dead, aren't they?"
"Yep", she replied, "Another piece about dead people"
Is the musical director trying to tell us something?