Friday, December 20, 2013

Diva Sopranos

We have many silly names for ourselves. We call ourselves "soprano sisters" or "singing sisters" or "divas" or "the ladies who lunch." The six of us...Katie, Melissa, Georgia, Sally, Linda and I...have history together that dates back to 1998. We became fast friends when singing together in Lex de Azevedo's Millennium Choir. Katie and Melissa are my actual biological sisters, of course. But over the years through countless rehearsals in the Millennium Choir and now in the Sally Bytheway Chorale (Sally being our director) and even doing a few shows with Linda and Georgia....we all have become like family. A soprano family. And though we usually see each other weekly at rehearsals, we still try to get together every few months to have lunch where we can really talk and get caught up.
We had our spate of Christmas concerts the second week of December....performing at the Libby Gardner Concert Hall up at the U of U, a benefit concert for The Road Home at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sandy (we raised over $8,000!!!) and then a fun little concert at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Temple Square. (Normally we do a more formal concert at the Assembly Hall at Christmas but with Thanksgiving so late this year, they were unable to fit us into their schedule seeing as they give first priority to high school and college choirs.)
The very next week Linda planned an "Ugly Sweater"/White Elephant Christmas party for the six of us. I'm not sure I can remember the last time I laughed that hard! I sure do love these ladies!

No comments: