I have been woefully lax in my blogging during the past few months. How embarrassing!
Here are a few of the musical occurrences in which I have participated recently:
I was a soloist in one of Bach’s most famous cantatas, BWV 140, or Wachet Auf, in Baltimore, at The Bach Concert Series.
I was a soloist for the Mozart Requiem (Süßmayr completion) with the Princeton Society for Musical Amateurs.
And I sang at a performance of Princeton composer Clive Muncaster’s narrative concert work Benjamin Franklin Frankly, in which I was mostly singing as part of a three-person Greek-chorus-like entity, but also got a brief moment in the spotlight wherein I got to channel Deborah Read. The sonorities were modern, but were played on a baroque combination of instruments. It was an effective juxtaposition.
Next on the menu, I’ll be singing as a chorus member with the American Bach Soloists in their annual run of Messiah. I can’t describe how much fun it is to sing with that group! I am looking forward to seeing my singer-friends in California, too.