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Success! Success!

Against all the odds, the All-Day Singing has managed to happen again, for the eleventh time, and be a rousing success. There were a million places where it could have gone irretrievably pear-shaped, and it didn't. People knew where to go. Stuff arrived on time. All my keys worked. People were good about only bringing bottled water into the recital hall. Singers loved the space. Handicap access was better than expected. Food was plentiful. Student kitchen helpers showed up on time and did fantastic work. They sang my song. Cleanup was thorough and efficient.

It could not have gone off better. This is probably because each and every single one of the Hyde Park singers has been angsting about this singing for six weeks already, but it all paid off.

Now I am waiting for seven o'clock, when I will go to Mandel Hall for the Halloween concert. I shall listen to The Planets and the Star Wars and Star Trek music, and enjoy being at a musical event that Somebody Else has put together for me.

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plorkwort
Oct. 31st, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad it went well! I bet it was a great space for singing. One of these years maybe I'll even get back for the anniversary.
frenchpony
Nov. 1st, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
It was a fantastic space! There would be some times that it would just ring with our voices. Definitely a find.
jelazakazone
Oct. 31st, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yay! Sounds lovely. And what a great way to spend an evening too:)
frenchpony
Nov. 1st, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Yes, the concert was fun! The hall was decorated for Halloween, and all the musicians wore costumes (apparently, all the low strings are Starfleet officers). I have decided that I am fully in favor of delivering conductors to the stage in giant spaceships, though I'm not yet convinced that Gustav Holst is improved by the addition of interpretive dance.
meggins
Nov. 1st, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
Interpretive dance. For Holst. That's probably something best left to the privacy of one's home.

Everything else sounds great. So glad something you worked so hard on went off without a hitch ('cos things can happen that are no one's fault). Hoorays!
frenchpony
Nov. 1st, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
The little-kid dancers were kind of cute, though I'm not sure that pre-adolescent girls are the best casting choice for "Mars, The Bringer Of War." The adult dancers in "Saturn, The Bringer Of Old Age" had some serious talent, but a duet between a male and a female dancer designed to show off strength, agility, grace, and sexuality somehow didn't really fit the mood of that piece, either. I did kind of like the tweens doing "Mercury," though.
canyon_lady
Nov. 1st, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
It was a good singing. Also, your song is awesome, and we should sing it more often.
frenchpony
Nov. 1st, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Only a couple of people call it. But I hear that the Missouri singers like it.
elliska
Nov. 1st, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
Hooray for a smooth All-Day Singing! I'm glad it went well for you and I hope you enjoyed the Halloween concert!
frenchpony
Nov. 1st, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
I did enjoy the Halloween concert. And I'm not finished enjoying it, either! One of my grad-studenty pals plays violin in the orchestra, and he made the mistake of telling me not to come because he was playing OMG. I told him that things like that make it more likely that I will come. I'll see him on Tuesday, and I'll just go and compliment him on his costume.

Not only did I go, but I even got to see him . . . in disguise!

Tee hee hee.
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