My free time today was devoted to rehearsing with the All-Campus Chorus. This year, we’re doing Vivaldi’s Gloria. Yes, I know, nothing particularly challenging about it, and I have raised my eyebrows and pursed my lips at its selection. When Stephen bragged about how well the runthrough with the music minors had gone, I reminded him that we can all do it with our eyes closed.
Still, it’s a very pretty piece and singing it with a full orchestra is always fun. Thank goodness our oboist this time is wonderful. Somehow it’s the oboist who in the past has just lain down and deflated, but Jordan Dale seems to have what it takes to thrill us. It should be a good concert.