Monday, 4 March 2013

Arran Music Festival

The music festival hasn't happened yet, but it is in less than 3 weeks so things are starting to hot up with rehearsals all over the place and anxiety around remembering words and piano parts.

I've been roped in to quite a lot of things actually, most of which are all happening on the same night so I'm going to be running about like a headless chicken.

To start, I'm doing my own piano performance. I chose my pieces from my hospital bed so I'm not overly happy with what I came up with but it was a last minute thing because I forgot all about the closing date. Oops. Anyway, I'm performing Chopin's "Nocturne in E minor (Op. post)" and Chris Norton's "Rising Force" from the Rock Preludes collection.

To follow, I am accompanying 2 ladies who are singing "Laudamus Te" by Vivaldi and an arrangement of the "Skye Boat Song".

I am also singing with 2 choirs. The big choir (Rowan Singers) is singing "Non Nobis Domine" by Roger Quilter and a medley of "I Only Have Eyes for You" and "The More I See You" arranged by Jay Althouse.
Vivace, which is a ladies group made up of about 10 singers, are performing "My Lady Greensleeves" arranged by Henry Geehl and "My Lagan Love" arranged by Michael Neaum.

I also have one of my own piano pupils and a singing pupil entering the competitive class for their age group. They are both in primary 7, so around age 11. The piano pupil is performing 2 contrasting pieces of her own choice in the under 1 year tuition class, and the singer is performing a set song.

Busy times!