Rehearsals went every day except Wednesday. Performances were on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. THAT was a hell of a week.
The concert series was entitled Vocal Arts Goes Broadway.
Yeah, we sang show tunes. The major portion being sung by our incredibly talented members in solos and small groups.
Me? I sang with the chorus and talked.
My thing seems to be talking. Introductions, announcements (i.e. “The cookies are really good, folks. Have some at intermission.) and even conducting a little game called “Name that Tune”. Sorta fit the theme of the production.
But the very best part of our Sunday show did not happen on stage. It happened when three of my dear high school friends found me at intermission. We were able to have a wonderful meeting with the Virginia Hanigan. She had been the wife of our high school math teacher, Mr. Steven Hannigan. Virginia was my music teacher as well and, at 92 still is as active as ever. She never misses a Vocal Arts Concert and to reunite her with old friends was incredible.
While Virginia scooted away, my high school friends were able to hang around for a picture.
What joy it is to have the same friends for over 60 years. These friends are amazing.
But just so you get a flavor of what you were not able to see in person—–Here are snippets from audience cameras of the finale and our encore.
It was all worth the effort. But, if you will excuse me, I am going to bed and sleep for a week!