Singing Lord Nelson tonight with Flummerfelt. It's a really cool opportunity that I'm lucky to have found myself in! First off, the soloists are all my friends. Kyle is one of my besties, and of COURSE Derrick is one of my favorite people. And I hadn't met Pam before, but I want her to be my friend forever! She's the REAL pro in the group, sings with the Chicago Lyric, and man is it great to sing with her.
BUT, Flummerfelt! Oh my God he is wonderful. A breath of fresh air, even though he's very old school. He has an intense passion for what he does. I didn't know much about Flummerfelt besides his name and his bio. I kind of assumed he was an early music guy, seeing as he was brought in by Crabb to do Lord Nelson. He's NOT into performance practice at all, but that's totally okay. I felt foolish coming in with all my inflections and trills and rubato, when he just wants me to sing as loud and accented as possible! But he is a wonderful man and I'm so thankful to be working with him.
I am so thankful that in the midst of all the stress with my new job that I can have opportunities like this one to really SING and make music with people I love and respect.
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