Lots happening, and not much time to write about it. Laura and I discussed this, and we blame Furman. Since they have gone on a semester schedule their term is ending much earlier, and that’s thrown us off completely. I think, “Oh, Furman’s commencement is next weekend, so my school must be winding down” when we actually have a month more to go. With the compressed schedule, it seems like more is happening each weekend, and this past one was no exception.
As usual, we met at Falls Park then wandered through town. Our route this time took us up a little-known staircase from McBee Ave to the Church Street Bridge. From there we wandered over to Christ Church to take some photos. Here are a few of the ones from that walk…
Friday was our first rehearsal with orchestra for the Greenville Chorale’s performance of the Verdi Requiem. Since this was our first time together on this piece, things were a bit ragged. The designated tenor soloist was sick, so Keith Jones from Spartanburg was filling in.
Several of my fellow singers and I gathered at Soby’s on the Side for breakfast before our dress rehearsal for the Verdi Requiem.
After that came the rehearsal itself, and lunch at Belgian Delights. The afternoon was spent in a stupor. I had been going strong all week, so I completely collapsed, and managed to take a two-hour nap.
The concert itself went very well. The Requiem is a stirring piece, and has huge dramatic portions that really rouse the audience. It was well-received by both the audience and local critics.
I’m just glad to have Monday nights back for awhile, at least, until August.