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How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

I few months ago, I was invited to sing at Carnegie Hall with the alumni of the Saint Mary's College Women's choir.

We'll be singing in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Saint Mary's in Notre Dame, Indiana.  The concert will be on Saint Patrick's Day, and I can't wait to sing with the Saint Mary's women again.

When I was in the choir we sang traditional, classical, and modern compositions.  I have sent my check to cover the cost of the sheet music, and it will be here soon.  In the meantime, I am practicing singing nearly every day.  One of the best parts of taking on this new challenge is that it has given me the confidence to host a recital next month.

The dates and times for the recital are Saturday, September 22nd. at 7PM, and Sunday, September 23rd. at 2PM.  The recital takes place at Sol-Y-Breath at 14709 Mono Way in Sonora, CA in the Sear's center. I will be using recorded accompaniment, and the performance will be free.  I am working on arias by Mozart, Bizet, and Puccini, and I'm sure that I will add a musical theatre song or two as well.

I will also be speaking about the importance of artistic expression for health and happiness.  My day job is in fitness and nutrition, and I have found that it is so mush easier to stick to healthy eating and exercise when we have activities in our lives that make us happy and fulfilled.

Art, amateur sports, service clubs, and other community activities give us the connections that make us feel confident, and they can be so much fun if we let them.

Speaking of fun, here are some pictures of our last, "Dare to Shine," project, "Mad Breakfast."




I'm off to teach my fitness class, but leave a comment or follow this blog to stay in the loop on the recital, and our upcoming theatre projects.


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