The next time we sing all the way through Dido and Aeneas will be a performance - a daunting yet exciting thought! We've worked very hard the last few days on so many different levels of nuance and I think it will add up to be an amazing show. It's very exciting to think that we could sell some of these performances out!
One of the great things about this group is that even though the cast of characters may change every performance we work very hard to create rapport and camaraderie amongst ourselves. That is so essential in chamber music - we all rely on each other's musicianship and skills and that, in turn, energizes each of our own performances. I think the more I sing with new members of Seraphic Fire the more I realize how small the singing world really is (hello, six degrees of Kevin Bacon!) I have friends and acquaintances in common with just about every member of the ensemble this week. Sure, the world is small, but I really that significantly increases how much we trust each other - you've worked with my friends, so you must be great. At the end of the week we have each expanded our network of connections - our own six degrees - that much further, and it's very possible our paths will cross again in different endeavours (many already have!) I really feel that the bond we create throughout the week makes us the group that we are, and hopefully that will be evident this weekend.
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you at the concerts and please stop by and say hello!