Saturday, December 23, 2006

Jingle Bell Sing: The End

Well, it is finally over! I signed up for the Music Center's Active Art's Jingle Bell Sing. We've been rehearsing twice a week all of November and performing in small groups throughout downtown Los Angeles. Yesterday it all came to an end.
We were asked to sing during KTLA's Morning Show from 8:30 am to 10:30 am and of course there was the evening performance at the Music Center Plaza. I did not know what to expect other than singing... but here is how the day went...
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We all started trickling in the KTLA Studio at 7:45 am.

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These are some shots I was able to take from where I was standing. The smaller photos were taken with my phone's camera.

The following pictures were from the green room.
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And before we knew it, it was all over.
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It was a lot of fun. I saw a recording of the show and my shiny head could be easily seen. As soon as I am able, I'll thow on a video.

Later that evening, I still did not know what to expect. The Music Center Plaza had an area roped off and chairs placed in a sort of circle. Each member of the choir was to sit in the seats marked reserved and the other seats were for everyong else. Oh great! I thought I was going to be able to hide... not this way!

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I want to thank the choir's director, Karen Hogle. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale for the last 7 years.
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She made a terrifying experience "not-so scarey" and actually made it a lot of fun. If you ever get a chance to see the LA Master Chorale definitely go!

I also want to thank the people who were unfortunate enough to have me on their group.
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They are an awesome bunch of people and I would not have gone through with this whole experience if it weren't for them. Go Red Group!!

So over all I would say that this little step out of my comfort zone was a lot of fun. I would definitely do it again and I think it has made me more open to stepping outside the safety of my "comfort zone" a little more often.
I am ready for Christmas now...


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