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Day nineteen

We’re well in the thick of it now! This morning we began our rehearsals at 9am (by which time the section leaders had already had a meeting with Philip). We practiced together as a choir, then separate as sections, then altos and sopranos joined together for some more, finishing around quarter to 12. More rehearsals to come in the afternoon: practicing from 3-5pm, after which we get to watch a recording of our performance at St. Paul’s Paget, so we can recognise more of what we need to work on. This is it, folks! So now I’m taking a break to eat my lunch: fruit, vegies, nuts and chocolate, pre-purchased. I’m going to have this break so hard you’ll hear it snap!

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5 Responses to “Day nineteen”


  1. 1 Fiona McKay
    July 11, 2012 at 12:33

    Good luck with the rehearsals. You’ll be great! Thanks for the daily updates – great reading what you are all up to. Fi

  2. 2 Judi walker
    July 11, 2012 at 13:08

    Awesome…..you’re doing great…….chocolate. E says chocolate is no good for singers before a show……..personally….I think chocolate is good for everything…..lol. Anticipating the next post will read….CHAMPIONS……Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi.

  3. 3 tom davison
    July 11, 2012 at 18:18

    Fascinating to hear you talk about producing the musicality of a vowel and its effect on the pitch of a note. That’s why music is described as a Fine Art – as in the distinction between fine motor and gross motor movement. Philip must be beginning to turn the screws!

  4. 4 tom davison
    July 12, 2012 at 12:19

    i guess you guys are now in peak condition 🙂
    Nothing’s been left to chance (not Philip’s style), it’s as good as it gets, so there’s no point wishing you good luck. At this stage, luck isn’t a factor.
    But remember – always keep your eyes on the Dr., listen to each other and be aware of the other parts. Do what you’ve been training to do and do it with commitment and passion 🙂
    The rest is down to tne judges. I hope your skills and talents will influence them positively; but above all, enjoy the experience and have fun 🙂

    Go the Bass Babes!

  5. 5 Mary & Bill Lannen (and the Smiths)
    July 12, 2012 at 20:18

    Best wishes to Philip and all choir members. We know you will do well in the competition. Above all, enjoy yourselves and have a good time. Regards to Bongo. We hope he is not getting too homesick.

    Look forward to seeing (and hearing) you soon.


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