Ok, so, "they" don't really call me The Singer. It's a screen name Serdic coined for me when we first started dating, and it seems to have stuck, at least in blogging circles. But, really, it's pretty accurate. I'm currently singing in two choirs, both of which have concerts this weekend. Which means they also have dress rehearsals this weekend. Which means I'm going to have absolutely positively no voice left by Sunday night. Which I understand some people are looking forward to, since I tend to do a lot of talking, and some people seem to think they might get a word in edgewise if I have no voice. Little do some people know ...
But anyway. Yeah. Two concerts, and all that goes with them, this weekend. It's going to be a great weekend of music, but exhausting as well. I love both of my choirs and they have been by far the best thing I have done for myself since moving to Ottawa, in terms of developing my musical knowledge and skill, my social circle, and my self-confidence (auditioning for, and getting into, a choir is a huge ego boost!). But we're coming to the end of a very long, very busy season, and I'm looking forward to a couple of months off. I'll still sing in the shower, though.
And now we come to the self-pimping portion of this post:
Harmonia will be performing at 7:30 Saturday evening, at Rideau Park United Church on Alta Vista Drive. Harmonia is dedicated to promoting the works of Canadian and, particularly, local composers, and at this concert we will be premiering about half a dozen new pieces written specifically for us. It has been a very challenging concert to put together and we are all very excited about it. It's going to be great, and it's definitely where all the cool kids will be Saturday night (thank God there isn't a hockey game!).
Atlantic Voices will be performing at 7:00 Sunday evening, at MacLeod-Stewarton United Church, on Bank St. As the name suggests, AV is a choir dedicated to celebrating the musical roots of Maritime and Atlantic Canada, and this concert in particular will focus on Celtic music. It's going to rock. I wouldn't miss it, if I were you.