Saturday, May 23
by Jane Wilkinson on Sat 23 May 2009 08:39 AM BST
One week to the day until I get married in Turkey. Major. Don't think about it. I've never seen such hysteria about it. That's what makes me nervous.
Not much singing this week due to wedding overload also a mysterious tender throat. However, on reflection, that could be due to the excessive belting at my karaoke hen night!
I went to see A Little Night Music last week. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was at the Garrick Theatre - a small theatre where you can hear the tubes rattle by. I never realized that Send in the Clowns was from there. I've never liked that durge of a song. Mostly due to Judy Dench. However, it was a delightful musical with some clever songs and a chorus that could truly sing. 8/10.
Much teaching this weekend
Friday, May 8
by Jane Wilkinson on Fri 08 May 2009 07:44 PM BST
Thoughts of late have been taken up with wedding plans. 3 weeks to go. Music, clothes, receptions etc. All of which are costing a fortune.
I have been looking at quite a bit of new rep in preporation for a few recitals in the Summer months. One at RCM, St James' Piccadilly and All Saints in Fuhlam.
At RCM I have to do some songs for voice and clarinet by Spohr. They aren't very interesting. Very repetative and dull.
Anne Marshall and I recently did a recording of Faure, Schubert and Quilter. We were so pleased with the result after quite a rushed job. I finally feel like I am getting nearer to my real voice. I can hear flashes of the future in it which fill me with optimism. We work really well together and seem to bring out the best in each other.
Lots of teaching at the moment. St Cecilia's has picked up dramatically and lots more at Imperial. Good news.