September 9th, 2003

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Cambridge community choir

So I went this seasons first meeting of the Cambridge community choir in hopes that I could do somethign that required me to sing ever week to get better at singing.

+ They're doing bits of Mozart's Requium, which I know well and love singing.

- It's the Levin version, which I don't know at all and I know the Süssmayr very well and it might just drive me batty to have the subtle changes

- I couldn't hear myself. Someone near me or me was out of tune and I didn't feel like I could improve my voice given that environment.

But ultimately it comes down to I wasn't having fun. I was looking at my watch, I was waiting for it to be over. I loved the singing, but when I can't hear myself, I can't know if I'm causing the people around me pain. Espeically since I'm a mezzo and some of the higher notes are very hard for me to hit and control.

I think that I will take the week to decide, but as it stands now I don't think that I want to allocate my mondays to this, which is so terribly sad. I was so hopping. and it was essentially free.
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