Sep 26 2008

I’m in a choir!

by at 9:24 pm

This week, I auditioned for and was accepted into the Choeur des Jeunes de Lausanne.  This mixed choir is rather new in the Vaud choir scene (only 6 years old!), small (maybe about 40 members?), young (ages 18-30 and led by a young conductor), conveniently located (except for the fact that this semester I have to rush from a late class in Geneva to make it to the center of Lausanne for rehearsal on time).  They perform several concerts a year and do smaller songs, not just big choral masterworks, while most choirs in Switzerland seem to only have a set of concerts featuring a huge masterwork in the late spring.  At the first rehearsal, we were singing through a bunch of 20th century French/Swiss pieces, which were really cool.  It was funny, because for everyone else the words were the easiest part to sight-sing, but not for me!  Anyway, everyone seemed really nice, and I have hopes that this is a pretty high-quality choir (the recordings sound good, at least) and will also be a good social experience.  Yay.

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3 Responses to “I’m in a choir!”

  1. Alexon 28 Sep 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Rushing from class to get to choir practice. That doesn’t sound like you at all. :-P

  2. Irinaon 30 Sep 2008 at 3:55 am

    Aw, my busy Jackie! Sounds like you’re making Switzerland your very own.. I really miss you, thanks for the bday wishes! Very sweet of you =) I’d love to hear an update with some more news… or with a brief description of your typical day. I have a very romanticized view of your life in Switzerland =) Tell Seth I say hi, and Shana Tova to you as well =D

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