I'll begin with a fitting cliche: hard work pays off. Well, sometimes. In this case, anyway. One general problem for most groups (mine included) is getting into the kind of mindset in which you are genuinely concerned with nothing but your sound and presentation. It seems a given, but try it in a classroom full of 16 girls and you've got a formidable challenge on your hands.
I won't go into detail about the reveals tonight, except to say I audibly cheered when Anoop squeaked in at the last minute.
When singing becomes detached from its reason for existence, it no longer nourishes either the singer or the audience. Historically, as in ‘from the dawn of time’, people have sung when emotions both good and bad grew too big for mere speech and then needed to be expressed in a form able to carry more emotional weight. When a song becomes subordinate to a singer’s ego, when the singer doesn’t connect with either the words or dominant feeling of the song, then it’s just a whole lot of noise and no heart. Virtuosic noise can be exciting, b
No need for formalities; this show is long enough.
It's snowing horizontally in Manhattan today. You know what that means -- SPRING BREAK!! Yes, despite the weather, we actually have already passed Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of Lent. Which means Easter, April showers, and May flowers are around the corner. College students everywhere are enjoying a lovely spring break. For many a cappella groups, that means it's time for a tour! featureimage: