Monday, September 21, 2009

The first time singing live on stage!

As those of you who regularly talk to and meet me in several forums already know, september 18th was a very special day for me - the first time I sang on a small stage live for an audience!

The group of ladies I do acting classes with - we perform a play once a year, directed by our acting teacher David - was asked if we would like to take part in a small festival here in Bonn, which is called "Lesereise" - it could be roughly translated as "Reading journey". The special thing about it is, the readings are performed in shops all over the city of Bonn. In our case, the hairdresser of one of our group members asked us if we would like to perform in her beauty salon.

We did a short, funny play, read some excerpts of books - all centered around women, beauty and beauty craze, and solidarity between women - we chose texts by Vicky Baum and Dorothy Parker - we sang a song together (I got to be sort of a choir leader, too!) and I sang 4 songs.
The "Sleeping Beauties" were born, and we practised roughly 4 month for the event. The program we put together was about an hour long.

Of course, I just had to catch a cold on the monday before the performance - stayed in bed until friday, and up until friday morning I wasn't even sure if I would be able to sing - you don't even want to imagine how I felt, let alone here the rants .... :p

Anyway, despite my stuffed nose, I was able to sing - and for just one slip of the lyrics (I've never in my life had such a feeling of an "empty" head before, and would prefer to never feel that way again!!!), everything went just fine. I managed to find the words again after just one missed sentence, and though I was nervous as hell all through the 4 songs, I had fun, and was delighted and overwhelmed by the response I got from the audience (around 35 people), who congratulated me, praised my voice and even asked me if I would sing on family celebrations...
There's nothing like standing in the midst (literally, because the audience was all around me) of raucous applause... a very heady feeling! :)

As a group, we got asked if we would think about doing our program on stage at another festival, so it was a big success.

For me, this is a dream come true, and it gives me even more incentive to work on my skills as a singer and performer. What can be better than doing what you love and bring joy to others while doing it? (and maybe even making a small amount of money, if all goes well?) :)

I'm going to go step after step now - designing a flyer, working on a repertoire of more songs... this is so exciting, and so much fun!

Hopefully I'll have one or two vids to show off soon - the brother of my man filmed the whole event.

7 Kommentare:

Overman said...

Congratulations, Sisch! I'm so glad you (and your audience) got to experience that.

Anonymous said...

Sounds so cool, congrats and yay! Looking forward to seeing the films!


Cathy said...

Congrats Sisch! That sounds like a real achievement and a lot of excitement! I have had the privilege of hearing your recorded singing voice and I think it sounds absolutely marvelous. :)

CHAT NOIR said...

I happily live vicariously by you. Now, if only I can get you do flamenco dance! :)


Craig 'Harb40' harbison said...

Congratulations. Glad to here it was a success and that you had fun. Wish I could have been there to see it though but I think there is a small problem of about 8000 miles.

Anonymous said...

Look forward to seeing the video :) Sounds like a very significant moment, wonderful -Kate

Russell Boyd said...

Wonderful! Hope you continue to enjoy and bring joy.

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