I love this time of year, spring, the days start to get longer and you get a real sense that the winter is finally behind us and the long summer days are approaching. It’s not that I dislike the winter, far from it, wrapping up warm and taking a brisk walk has it’s merits as does watching a movie and relaxing in a cosy living room while the wind howls outside. But the spring time brings a sense of new opportunities with the flowers sprouting and blossoming all around.
Last Saturday, the 8th March, we travelled to Llangollen in North Wales driving there we spotted new lambs in the fields and daffodils just opening in the warmth of the sun, we spent a lovely afternoon walking around the Town taking in the beautiful views in the surrounding area.
We grabbed a light lunch in a homely cafe, the staff were friendly and cheerful and best of all the pies fresh, sandwiches and cream cakes we chose were all delicious.
Yesterday was another really beautiful day in Glasgow and I took advantage of the sunshine and a free spell to have a couple of photographs taken by my friend and fellow soprano Olga. We set out to find a little open space away from the city centre and had enormous fun taking some pictures for me to use later this month. So you will have to wait to see the results.
With the springs arrival this year came some fantastic opportunities for me personally. Next Wednesday, 19th March, I wll be part of a chamber choir made up of all the vocal students from my year and others from the RCS that will be performing Faure’s Requiem in Paisley Abbey at 19:30 pm under the direction of Frikki Walker.
In the Easter break I have a couple of lunch time recitals at the beginning of April in Warrington and Preston with Russell Lomas and I’m planning on a week’s break and two weeks holiday cover work.
La Rondine is on from 10th to 15th May. My costume is fabulous.
At the end of May on the 30th and 31st May I will be one of several students selected by the RCS to augment the RSNO chorus, and Junior chorus for their Season Finale! performing Gustav Mahler’s symphony no 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” – its a soul stirring hymn to the joy of creation itself. This production will feature international soloists and be conducted by Peter Oundjian at Usher Hall, Edinburgh. The performance on 31st May will be at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. I’ll post more details when I have them.
Sorry I am a bit late with my mid week I was letting my hair down at my friend Rob;s birthday party yesterday evening..
Then it will be summer hooray!