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331Re: [KWChoir] Troubling question

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  • Susan Heemstra
    Mar 9, 2006
      Arriana, I stood as close as I possibly could to you, so it probably was me.  If so, I am blushing beet red.  Thank you for your kind words, and I look forward to performing this year at Pennsic under your direction (if you are still planning to direct, that is.)  I wasn't kidding when I said that the sound of my own voice, especially solo, scares me to silence.
      I will take this opportunity to post this here ... if anyone on this list will be at Pennsic, and wouldn't mind working with me on projection (or tune carrying, or anything) for a couple of hours, I would be very grateful.
      Thank you again for your kind words of encouragement.
      Yours in Service - with hugs

      Karen Kasper <arianna_wyn@...> wrote:
      Susanna, if you're the person I think I remember from that Pennsic, then the only thing wrong with your voice was that you were too shy and should have sung louder!  :-)
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Susan Heemstra" <susanheemstra@...>
      To: <KWChoir@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 3:24 PM
      Subject: Re: [KWChoir] Troubling question

      >         Lazurus, I'm so sorry that happened to you!  If I may gently add,
      > perhaps both of you could have done things differently.  I will say that
      > you handled your issue with maturity and concern for the good of the
      > group.  The youngster in question handled it with immaturity and
      > considered her own selfish needs first.  It sounds like a no-win
      > situation.  Bless the soprano ladies who considered "tutoring" her.
      >   I would like to add my own personal story.  I joined the KWC at Pennsic
      > 33 believing that I would open my mouth and everyone would stop and glare
      > at me until I slunk away in disgrace.  The sound of my own voice scares me
      > and I will drop a tune as fast as it takes a knight to get up after a
      > blow.  But thanks to Lady Anne's wonderful direction, and Lady Arriana's
      > wonderful soprano voice to follow, I not only was not asked to leave, but
      > was part of the best choral performance of my adult life.
      >   I truly hope that all directors will have the patience to bring out the
      > best in their participants -- even if they aren't all that good.
      >   Having said that, it doesn't sound as if that would have been possible
      > in your case.  Hopefully, this is the worst thing you will ever have to
      > deal with in a choral group.
      >   Yours in Service with $0.02 worth,
      >   Susanna Merrybegot

      Karen Kasper

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