Last weekend, I sang in a chamber choir concert of Brahms’ “Liebeslieder and Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes” in the Oakville Chamber Ensemble. It went quite well, but it was a rather short concert, given how many hours we rehearsed. We have another concert coming up in May.
I also agreed to sing in a Haiti fundraiser concert on Feb. 20 (7:30 at St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener) of Victoria Requiem and various other high Renaissance pieces, despite the fact that the Victoria is already being performed by an expanded version of Tactus the SAME EVENING in nearby Guelph. I have serious doubts about such a program for a fundraising event, as a fundraising concert should be primarily for the relevant cause and to provide a concert that a lot of people would enjoy, not be an excuse for someone to present a concert that he wanted to present anyhow. However, the rehearsal/concert week is Reading Week at Conestoga College, so I figured this was a way to do something reasonably useful for a little while that also provides a break from my computer studies.
We also have Rachmaninoff’s Vespers with Menno Singers on March 6, and I have a little solo bit at the beginning. The concert should be pretty good. 8pm, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener.