September 02, 2002

Just heard that Brooklyn's Grace Choral Society is holding auditions this month, and I think I'm gonna give it a crack. I've sung with about a dozen different choirs (not bad for a Jewish girl!), but I haven't done anything recently, and I'm dying to. My only wish is that I'll get to learn some new pieces -- these choirs have a habit of recycling the same five or six works, catering to popular tastes out of financial necessity. The last choral work I sang was Beethoven's Fucking Ninth -- gorgeous, but it's kinda the "Freebird" of choral music. Or... it would be, if musicians took all those requests for "Freebird" seriously.