So, I went to Cora's Choir Concert yesterday, only she didn't sing in the choir. Actually, the choir only sang one song! The rest of the concert was music/singing from other people.
It was called the New Music Festival, and "new" is apparently a code word for "weird", because there was an opera about a dirty kitchen sink, and an opera based off a Craigslist ad. ?
The part I liked most was the first song, which reminded me of The Jungle Book. As for the choir's song, which was the reason I went to the event, it was about 2/3 good and 1/3 weird--there was a portion where they all started whispering instead of singing for some reason. It's the first time they performed the piece, so I figure all they have to do is cut out the weird stuff and they'll be good to go.
Unfortunately, the choir did their "singing in super-high notes so no one can understand the words" routine that they've done in other concerts I've attended. And I don't like that very much. When I'm going to see people sing, I want to be able to hear the words clearly, you know?
What they're singing: Day is ending, and it's darker now.
What I hear: AEOUAOHAOIUAHI!!!!!!
I think maybe I want them to sing in normal style, not opera style, just so I can sing along and pretend I'm in the choir, too. Grams and I used to do that every year on Christmas. It was fun.
Of course, I'm in the choir at St. Patrick's Seminary now, but I'm not the best choir member. I still don't know if I'm a soprano or a tenor or a melody or what. What I decided to do is learn whatever the two guys sitting next to me are singing. So for some songs, I sing melody, and other songs, I sing tenor. It just depends on who was sitting near me when we learned the songs.
I didn't bring Mr. Monkey to give to Cora because I was all dressed up, and I'd look pretty silly with a stuffed monkey sticking out of my suit. Maybe he'll be her Christmas present instead.