Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Home for Christmas...

I can't believe it's been 2 months since my last post! Apologies people!

I suppose I should really pick up from where I left off. I don't really have a proper excuse as to why I haven't been on here, although my work load increased a hell of a lot in November and December, so that could have had something to do with it.

I did have time in November to go to the Albert Hall, once again, for the Music for Youth School's Proms. This year Gwent Strings were performing and as I was part of the choir all we had to do was hum at the end of the piece.
Dress rehearsal
The actual performance
This is the piece that we performed. This video was recorded in Birmingham in July. (There is a second part to this as well

Hmmmm, let me think. What did I do then...?

Oh, yes. Then came December, and with that, the ridiculous amount of Christmas concerts!
I may as well have lived on the trains all through the month, with the amount of travelling between Swansea and Newport I had to do.
I had my first concert with Gwent, which was nothing but as standard to be honest. I'm now one of the oldest in the choir now, but I do like it.

Only a few days after that, I sung as part of a 10-piece choir for a wedding in Bath. This was a great experience, and something I would definitely consider doing in the future, especially seeing as I got paid for it!
The choir just before the wedding started

Then came the Swansea University Choral Society concert. I've got to say, I loved this concert, and I was even lucky enough to have a solo in one of the pieces (I start at 1:47):

The final Christmas concert I did was with the BBC NOW and Chorus. I'm not actually a member of that choir, yet, but they combined with Gwent Youth Choir, and we performed some traditional and not so traditional Christmas songs.

Annnnnnnd breathe Rhian! I can actually have my social life back now, well until March at least!

I've realised that this post doesn't really have anything to do with me being home in it, but I'll post again soon, I promise!

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