21 to 73!

October 22, 2009

AMY MACPHERSON, Community Ensemble Participant

Well the first meeting of the community ensemble has taken place and it was great to see the faces of all the people who I’ll be sharing this experience with. After quite a few name-learning games and fun movement activities the group dynamic is really starting to establish itself. One of the most interesting exercises was when we formed ourselves into a line from youngest to oldest – we range from 21 to 73. It’s great that such a spectrum of ages is included. I think our community ensemble is a great bunch of people and I’m really looking forward to getting to know everyone more as rehearsals begin in earnest.

It was a real treat when we had a performance by John Mark, one of the soloists in the production, as a special ‘reward’ for our efforts on the night. He sang a piece from Messiah and everyone was absolutely rapt. It was a special experience to hear such amazing singing at close quarters, and really brought home the fact that we’re going to actually be a part of this production. So exciting!

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