Tuesday, July 24, 2012

10 Things Louise

Fugue for Tinhorns Karaoke 1999

This week I'm playing at being a real, live singer. A real, live singer with a full time music-less job and three furry dependents and a floor that might be reinventing penicillin but a singer nonetheless. Last night was dress rehearsal, tonight is a performance with Grace & Spiritus Chorale and Opera On Tap. Tomorrow night I meet with the accompanist. Thursday is boning up on all the things I'm bringing to my voice lesson on Friday. Every morning I warm up while I'm showering and getting dressed and feeding the beasts. So far the comments from my neighbors have all been constructive.

Here are 10 things I'm singing this week.

1. Libiamo ne'lieti calici from La Traviata (you'd recognize it if you heard it, I'm sure)

2. Bits of It Ain't Necessarily So and Oh Lawd from Porgy and Bess

3. Va, pensiero from the opera Nabucco

4. The Promise of Living by Aaron Copeland

5. Stomp Your Foot also by Mr. Copeland

6. Make Our Garden Grow from Leonard Bernstein's Candide

What are you singing these days and how do your neighbors feel about it?   

*If you miss Rockapella you should click that link.  


  1. I *do* miss Rockapella! And I only have 9 sing-things, this week. See you for #1-6 this evening!

  2. They were at NJPAC in Newark in May and we missed them!

  3. so sorry to miss tonight, hope it was awesome!

  4. I'm sooooooooo proud of you and your singing prowess!! Good on you! So wish I could have heard you in person, especially for La Traviata- you'd kill it, I know.

    C and I went out to my brother and his girlfriend's place last weekend. My bro had gone out to "Spiderman" but the three of us have a lovely impromptu singalong on her piano with C playing. The song that is still stuck in my head from that evening is Guns 'n Roses "November Rain" which is actually quite a beautiful piano ballad....

    My bro's girlfriend said it was the best Saturday night she'd had in a while. It's nice to be able to bring some joy into someone's life through music... it seems like such a simple thing but really, it can be quite enormous.