15 Mar

As of last night, we are back from Italy!  It was a wonderful trip and concert tour.  I did continue me-made-March throughout, and I will have those photos later (after I sort all 500 from the trip!)  In the meantime, I thought I would share some videos of our performances.  We performed in Maiori, Assisi, Monte Porzio Catone, and Naples.  We also performed at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, but those videos didn’t turn out as well.  Here is my chamber group (the Louisville Vocal Project) singing Thou Shalt Know him

I’m the highest soprano part (there is one other soprano.)  Here is another of our group, singing William Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus

We were also traveling with the Bellarmine University Schola, the college choir that I do section leading for.  Here is the whole group, performing Missa Brevis composed (and conducted by) my friend and former professor Richard Burchard.

I hope you enjoy the videos – I love singing this type of music, especially with a small group. I will be back later with more photos and updates!

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31 Responses to “Back!”

  1. Amanda S. March 15, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Wow! You sound amazing! That church is such a beautiful setting. I can’t wait to see more pictures – sounds like such a wonderful trip!

  2. Anna March 15, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    I really liked the first one! I’m not musical myself but I appreciate music an awful lot and I’m always intrigued when you mention something about your work. Looking forward to your photos.

  3. Aunt Nina March 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    I’ve been following your blog for some time, but have never commented til now.

    First, the choral music was beautiful. What I wouldn’t give to sing in a building with such acoustics!

    Second, my hub and I have dreamed of going to Italy someday. My current health won’t allow it, but I still believe that it’s in our future. (Our son is going this summer and I’m thrilled for him).

    Finally, your sewing skills and productivity are impressive. You are among a handful of sewing bloggers who have inspired me to not only give clothes making a second chance, but to also learn how to do it really well. Thanks for that!

  4. LeeAnn March 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    You’re outstanding! What is “section leading?”

  5. Sarah March 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    Wowee wow wow!!!! Welcome back and congratulations!!

  6. Catherine Denton March 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    Gorgeous! Loved hearing you.
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  7. Rebecca in NC March 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    That was gorgeous! I am so glad you posted these. :) Can’t wait to see your outfits, too!

  8. Karen in VA March 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    What a beautiful setting!!! And your voice is incredible..

  9. Rebecca in NC March 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Oh, and I thought of you today when had Cynthia Rowley tights on sale! They’ll be on sale until Thursday at 8 am.

  10. nettie March 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    When you mention your singing this is not at all what comes to my mind. Your voice (everyone’s actually) is amazing!!

  11. Rachael March 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Oh how wonderful!! Those beautiful acoustics. I used to sing in a chamber singing group in high school and it was all sorts of wonderful. I really miss it.

    Anyway you sounded so beautiful I shed a tear.

  12. Emily March 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    Wow. That was some beautiful music. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  13. yantyantethera March 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    Amazing … Just amazing!

  14. Susan - KnittersDelight March 15, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    How AMAZING! Fabulous job. I love that style of singing as well.

  15. The Wonderful Blog March 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Okay, I have to de-lurk to say how totally amazing these were. I’m so glad you shared these with us! That was just beautiful!

  16. Gorgeous Things March 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Beautiful! I love that Byrd Ave Verum. I’ve sung it many times. Welcome home!

  17. lizajane March 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Amazing! I’m so glad you shared these.

  18. Julie March 15, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Beautiful! My husband and I just enjoyed listening together. Thank you for sharing this.

  19. Vanessa Thomas March 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    I love how beautiful and heavenly this music sounds! I used to sing in choirs while growing up, and listening to your performance brought back great memories! You are so talented! I wish I could hear a solo performance.

  20. Lisette March 16, 2011 at 7:05 am #

    You’re so lucky! I wish I’d stuck with music so I oculd tour Italy too :)

  21. diana March 16, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    I am so glad you posted the videos as I have always wanted to hear you sing. Your voice is beautiful! Thank you

  22. Tilly March 16, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    Beautiful! You’re so talented. Wow.

  23. Carolin March 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing this. After hearing all those terrible news every day now this was truly an uplifting moment.

  24. Emily March 16, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    Thankyou for sharing this, it made my day. I have followed your blog for a long time and never commented, but this music could not go without praise. What a beautiful gift you have, it must bring so much joy to sing like that!

  25. stefani sarah March 17, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    Thank you for sharing. I have just escaped Tokyo to Nagoya to find a little piece of mind, away from the earthquake aftershocks and I came across this post. These really cheered me up. I am now listening to tracks by Acapella Praise and wondering if you are familiar with this group. It is so unfortunate that their records are out of prints and the music sheets are nowhere to be find.

  26. Victoria Baylor March 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Such beautiful voices! Thanks for sharing. I knew you were talented seamstress but I didn’t know you were a talented in singing as well!

  27. scotty March 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    Such wonderful pics & I especially loved the music videos. You are so talented in so many areas.

  28. canary March 22, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    I loved both ensemble pieces–my connection is slow and I haven’t got to the third piece yet. I’ve always loved Byrd. The first piece is gorgeous, though, and I usually prefer baroque and earlier, so that is saying something. I am wondering who the composer is; I will google it, of course. I also like your voice very much; it is my favorite style of soprano, a clear, sweet tone. The other voices are great, as well. Bravo.

  29. Rebecca March 26, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    The music is beautiful! You and your ensembles are very talented. Thank you for sharing these!

  30. Wendy April 1, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    What beautiful music. Very moving.


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