Category: Choral Art Society of NJ

Presenting Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Faure’s Requiem, on Sunday, January 26th at The First Presbyterian church in Westfield. for more information visit www.casofNJ.org.

Roses and Lollipops

As Jack Jones advised ”…Keep them handy, flowers and candy…Roses and Lollipops”. It’s concert day and for as long as I can remember, every time I sing in a concert Bobby always surprises me with flowers and candy.  And surprisingly, I’m usually surprised!  … Continue Reading “Roses and Lollipops”

Concert Week

This morning, music’s running through my mind, Unending fragments, strains of melodies  that play incessant, just beneath – behind my consciousness, a chorister’s peculiarity. Now full awake, I finally realize, Ahead this week, there lies the rationale, Rehearsals, repetitions, parts revised, For many voices,… Continue Reading “Concert Week”

The Morning After

I woke up this morning and the first thought that crossed my mind was “It’s over”! The many weeks spent in preparation, rehearsal and anticipation, mixed with a healthy pinch of performance anxiety, had come to a satisfying conclusion. Yesterday’s Choral Art Society  concert… Continue Reading “The Morning After”

Concert Day

Getting ready for tonight’s concert, with anticipation and focus.  Concert dress is ready, the music has been reviewed and organized, with tricky passages highlighted. Even a bad hair day like today, with non-stop downpours, can’t diminish my excitement and anticipation. You’d think, after all… Continue Reading “Concert Day”

Beyond the Steam

Preparing for the concert, mind is filled, My spirit chimes with measures, harmonies, An un-trite, polyphonic mesh, but still My aim: maybe to learn these melodies. To ease my pre-show nerves and soothe my knees, Bubbles, soft and warm, pile high and light, In… Continue Reading “Beyond the Steam”

A Musician’s Notebook: It’s All About The Journey…Or Is It?

This has been a very busy week in that the Choral Art Society of NJ (of which I am a proud second soprano), is rehearsing for the May 17th concert. This is a ritual that choruses around the world relive frequently, and one that I personally… Continue Reading “A Musician’s Notebook: It’s All About The Journey…Or Is It?”

September Song

September has always represented for me, a chance to begin a new cycle.  Despite having been driven by fiscal and corporate calendars for the last 45 years and January- to- December calendars all of my life,   I am somehow surprised,  that I would… Continue Reading “September Song”

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