End Of Term

December 13, 2015 — 77 Comments
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Me and My Big Brother Matt

Goodness, this past week marks the last teaching week of 2015 for me, and with it I started to question the changes and decisions that I know I may encounter in the New Year. However, just for now, as I travel to London on the train for my last audition I am enjoying the moment and feeling full of the spirit of Christmas.  It makes me reflect on the things that I am grateful for, good health, awareness of myself and for this wonderful life that I am lucky enough to have. On a more immediate note I am also thankful to my parents for help with travel costs and my big brother for putting me up a couple of nights and for the Christmas treat that I know he is planning for me when my auditions are finally over, can’t wait 🙂

Dixit-Dominus

Beth Taylor, Me and Susannah Bedford

Last week I had the joy to perform , alongside my friends and fellow RCS students, Handel’s ‘Dixit Dominus ‘ at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow. I have thoroughly enjoyed preparing this challenging work and the triumphant manner it has to stir up energy.

I’m looking forward to visiting home and my family at the start of next week, and taking some time to catch up on cuddles and kisses. I can’t wait! 🙂

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A Little Bit Of Research

However , there is no rest for the wicked, I have plenty of exciting new music to prepare such as my part in my 4th year opera scenes. I will be performing the part of ‘Fiordiligi’ from ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ in the Act 1 finale, which is a fun and marvellous scene full of drama. I will also be preparing for my performance of ‘Zerlina’ in Bowdon Festival opera’s performance of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ in a mix of English translation and Italian. A project that I’m very excited about.

But most important of all I want to wish you all a truly wonderful Christmas season and I hope that it brings you as much happiness as it has always brought for me.

Christmas-Wish

77 responses to End Of Term

  1. 

    I hope you have a great Christmas, Charlotte! Is your next term your last?

    • 

      Thanks Trent, Trimester one actually ends at the end of January with an examined recital, then Trimester two is February to Mid June. I still think in three terms ending Christmas, Easter then end of the year 😊.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  2. 

    Early though it may be, have a great Xmas time in the bosom of your family, and play hard as well as work hard.

    • 

      I’ll try to catch up with some good friends whilst I’m at home but time flies, I need to try and squeeze in a weeks work too, I get a good rest at home too.
      Best wishes Martin,
      Charlotte 🎄😊

  3. 

    Thank you so much Charlotte, have a great week and, good prepation with the new musics but don’t forget to have a nice rest with your familly . Take care of you and all the best for you and familly!

  4. 

    Merry Christmas Charlotte

  5. 

    Good luck, with your audition, have good time with Matt. Xxx

  6. 

    Best of luck with your audition, Charlotte! I hope you have a wonderful surprise after your last audition! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    I will have a surprise for you too. As soon as I receive it I will share it with you on my blog! Ooooh surprises are so much fun, huh?! xo

    • 

      Thanks Janice, these things are never predictable, i did have a super surprise Matt took me to Harry Potter World 👍🏻🎉. He even bought me a hp tie so we dressed up 😄.
      I can’t wait to see your surprise x
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  7. 

    Fiodiligi! That’s a challenge—and a compliment to anyone cast for that role. Congratulations! And all the best for a very merry Christmas with your family.

  8. 

    Happy Christmas, and all the best for the New Year, enjoy the break, enjoy researching your parts, and have another great year in 2016. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

  9. 

    A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Dear Charlotte-Enjoy! Your USA friend, Cheryl

  10. 

    Wishing you Charlotte a Merry Christmas with your famiy, and a Happy New Year.

  11. 

    Happy Christmas and a fantastic 2016!

  12. 
    Annette Rochelle Aben December 14, 2015 at 1:10 am

    So very happy for you! May this be the best Christmas of your life thus far. All the best for 2016 dear Charlotte. ❤

    • 

      Thanks Annette that would be difficult I love Christmas and have had some pretty great ones, except when I got stuck in a muddy bog on a Christmas Day forest outing in my new pink Wellington boots, my brother thought I was being attacked when I let out a 😱 scream 😄.
      Hope you have a lovely time too 😊.
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  13. 

    Wishing you and your family all the best at Christmas and the New Year. >

  14. 

    Always good luck to you!

  15. 

    Whilst it’s just a normal, busy time for us, we send you our very best wishes for your special celebrations later this month.
    Spike & clan

    • 

      You know you don’t do ‘normal’ 😄 but it’s good you’re busy, hope Cousin Spike is doing fabulously and the clan.
      My best wishes
      Charlotte

      • 

        Thank you my dear… yep, we are all fine n dandy. Busier than we’d all like to be, but such is life, eh? No ‘holiday’ season here, so we’ll wish you all the best for your special time 🙂

  16. 

    You work so hard Charlotte but the results of that hard work is always so beautiful when you perform. I feel so lucky that I have been able to be with you at some of your recitals in my front row seat! Looking forward now to seeing you over Christmas 😘👏👌

  17. 

    Enjoy your treat and time out! Wishing you the best of New Years also. x

  18. 

    Have a great Christmas Charlotte.

  19. 

    Charlotte, I wish you, too, a Merry Christmas. You are a carrier of God’s great blessings!

  20. 

    Good going, Charlotte. Have fun. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  21. 

    Merry Christmas to you too,dear Charlotte 🙂 xxx

  22. 

    Have a wonderful time with your family. Merry Christmas, Charlotte!

  23. 

    Merry Christmas! Congratulations with the end of term!

  24. 

    Have a lovely restful Christmas with your family Charlotte! Hope the audition went well.

  25. 

    Have a wonderful Christmas Charlotte. I hope all the auditions bring you joy. Fiordiligi in act I? – great stuff, I once watched a workshop with Jonathan Miller coaching this Act and with Dorabella or Fiordiligi having (a planned) tantrum, it was very funny. Wish your family well from me, best wishes, Hilary

    • 

      I actually enjoyed the auditions, in between the recalls I got interviewed and filmed for a hair commercial one day and went for a museum visit the other 😀.
      I love opera scenes I’ve always gone to watch in previous years.
      I value your friendship, best wishes
      Charlotte

  26. 

    Happy Holidays to you Charlotte! Hope that you get to get caught up with your family and bake some great things, Darlene

  27. 

    Have a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year! Keep up the great work Charlotte.

  28. 

    Merry Christmas, Charlotte! This is a heartwarming post to read. I hope you enjoy all of the festivities and family time. 🙂

  29. 

    How important to declare grateful to our lives!
    From my heart my best wishes: Merry Christmas & Happy the New Year for you and your family dear Charlotte!

    {p.s. would you like to email me your adress? I’d like send to you a Christmas card 🙂 }

  30. 

    Merry Christmas, Charlotte, and may the New Year bring you joyful days.

  31. 

    Good luck with your end of the year performances. Wishing you joy and peace and a wonderful New Year!

  32. 

    The magic of Christmas never ends
    and its greatest of gifts are family and friends.
    Best Wishes for a very Merry Christmas
    and a Happy New Year!

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