Sunday, 15 February 2009

Quiet Sunday.

So today has been a fairly quiet day. We got up and had to go out for a singing rehearsal. We (hubby & I) are both involved in a performance group called How Apt. A website is on it's way so I'll put the address up when it's done. We are 5 singers and a pianist, who perform musical "stuff"! We are only at the beginning of our collaboration, so we are working hard at making it professional. We have more rehearsals next weekend. 
I am very excited about it and about being involved. Since having the MS I haven't performed in any shows. I have done the odd concert which has been great and kept my hand in. But, as I use crutches (and of course the fatigue), it is difficult to be involved in much. I was delighted to be asked to be a part of this group for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the crutches don't matter - it's my voice they want and secondly, someone is showing some faith in me and my abilities. My confidence has taken a nose dive over the past few years, so this is just what I need to get me up and out there. It is a time filler too, what with learning the songs etc!
The singing has been really uplifting for me. I am involved in another concert in March. Someone else showing faith in me and again looking past the crutches. I have a solo to do, which I was unsure whether to even audition for. I haven't auditioned for anything for over 6 years, so to say I was terrified was an understatement! But I landed the solo. It's "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" from Show Boat. It's a concert version of Show Boat that we are doing. I know it will take a lot out of me, if nothing else just the nervous energy will wipe me out. But it is very important to me and secretly I am chuffed to bits!
After the rehearsal, we came home and just chilled out. Of course it involved me sitting on the sofa and falling asleep! On an uncomfortable sofa, that's quite an achievement, I am really looking forward to the new one being delivered! In fact I can't wait!! We have had our weekly dose of "Hustle " and "Lost" and I was on my way to bed when I realised I hadn't written on here. It's always at night that I get my inspiration!!
Work tomorrow, so I must go to bed now! The start of another week, what will it hold? Will the pain ease, will the fatigue hit me hard, or will it be a good week??


  1. Wow!! Good for you for getting back into performing. I know that it can be daunting as I'm a professional musician. Sometimes the rehearsals can take very much out of you. I hope that your group really takes off and gives you many opportunities to sing.

  2. I'm really envious... I so miss making music with other people. My piano and guitar are fun - but I miss being in a choir. Hope it goes well for you.