I had my solo but they forgot to put me on the rooster

@suspenseful (40314)
Canada
April 27, 2009 12:07pm CST
A while ago, I emailed the lady who was in charge of the entertainment but she did not have her own email address. She used her parents's email address and she was away, so my email got lost in the shuffle. So when we got to the Church last night, I found I was not on the schedule. However when she said that she had had so much email for her that she could not get at it, they put me on the rooster and not right after Trevor (thank goodness!) so I had enough time to go over my piece. According to them, I was good, and they did not notice the one mistake I made. I do not think they recorded it so I have no idea if they were just saying that. Anyway it was a success. Now if there were only a vocal school near where I live. The closest is about two miles away.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Congrats to you! hugs
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
28 Apr 09
Thank you. I was a bit worried there. I am slightly far-sighted and need reading glasses for small print, so I put on my glasses so I could not see the audience and I hid my sheet music in my binder so that I could glance at it if I made a mistake. I turned out all right though.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
28 Apr 09
good idea and am so pleased for you!
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
Thank you. I am not really nervous in front of a crowd, but I am thinking of all these things I must not do, like don't sing through my nose, open my mouth wide enough but not to wide, don't get the lines mixed up. The last thing I want to do is to see the audience stare at me.
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
1 May 09
Good for you...I love to sing and am pretty good if I do say so myself but don't have much of a chance to do so anywhere. I don't feel comfortable doing so at church yet as I'm just starting a new one and there isn't any place else really to go to except for the bars and I won't do that...
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
13 May 09
It took me some time to get the nerve. I had to overcome my insecurity because I had a father and a husband who thinks that the only good singers are popular and I am more like a classical singer. My voice was too high for them.
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
28 May 09
Sorry it took so long to reply to your comment...I'm only able to use computer at local library now but that's okay; it's high speed! You have a voice style it seems like my mom; she was an opera singer and could hit those high notes. I can't...I'm more country western range but still. Also, thanks for the best response; I really appreciate it.
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
1 May 09
Now how did that happen? I hope everything went well for you. Have ou heard of Susan Boyle do you sing like her? She has a beautiful voice.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
13 May 09
The girl who was supposed to write it down was too busy at school and she mislaid. I am not like Susan Boyle. She is more like a contralto or an alto, but I have a much higher voice. I am a soprano.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
14 May 09
I bet you sing Beautiful. I wonder could you give a sample in your profile somewhere? I would love to hear you sing.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 Apr 09
That is good that you got on the rooster and that you got a chance to sing. Yeah two miles is far to walk..unless a person is a fitness person then not so far..for me..yes it is far. If you have a friend going that way maybe or the teacher will come to you?
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
28 Apr 09
It is a bit too far. The doctor's office is a mile away and it is two blocks after that, and they are long blocks. The ones in our church who took singing lessons are now working. I was thinking of having someone come in, but I do not know if my husband would like it since that would cost a bit of money.
• United States
28 Apr 09
Hitch a ride then.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
28 Apr 09
Misunderstanding. I went to the church concert, got a ride there and this is nothing about the ride. It is because they forgot to put me on the list of entertainers even though I had written an email. So even if I had to thumb a ride and I said I was going to do a solo, if I had not opened my mouth I would be in the audience. Fortunately I am a Diva and I would let people know if they forgot me.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
27 Apr 09
I am so glad that this worked out well for you and thank God that you were not put on after Trevor. Many congratulations - take a bow or a curtsy - whatever. You must be feeling so good after your success.It was wonderful that you had enough time to go over your piece before singing. This must have given you the confidence that you needed. Was your husband able to attend to hear you?
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
27 Apr 09
Yes he was. He did not think I was that good, but then my friends all said I was quite good and besides he is more of a popular and country western singer and loves low alto voices. But he was able to be there. I do hope they record it so I can see what I sound like.
@dragon54u (31646)
• United States
28 Apr 09
That's great how that worked out! I looked and there are lessons on the internet that are free. Here's one of the sites: http://www.voicelesson.com/html/lessons/free_lessons.htm Just look up "voice lessons" and there are tons of them!
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@KrauseHome (36771)
• United States
28 Apr 09
Glad to hear that your Solo went well. I used to sing Solos, and was in the Choir and such, but due to time constraints that conflict with choir, and then just not able to sing as well, due to past Colds, etc. I have not done one in quite a while. Wishing you the Best!!
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