And next year, I went old and evil in this:
I also got involved in the high school choir, and joined a four-person acapella group. We sang jazz and barbershop songs in the school hallways at the end of the day. I sang lead on "The Java Jive":
"Slip me a slug from that wonderful mug
and I'll cut a rug that's snug in a jug
Drop your nickel in my pot, Joe
Taking it slow
Waiter, water, perculator...."
Who sings that in high school?? Loved it.
Anyways, cut to now. I joined the Cumberland Lincoln Community Chorus last week. It's a very church community-feeling place, which is kind of comfortable. It's not religious, but it's just that sense of community, that friendliness. If I miss any thing about church, it is that atmosphere.
The director of the chorus is this fabulous instructor who's so engaging and knows exactly how to guide each group and how to fix problems. Sitting for two hours singing under his direction isn't boring in the least. It's mostly older people, there's a few around my age, but mostly middle aged and older. But I'm okay with that, if anything, more comfortable with that population than my own.
It's September and we're learning about 12 Christmas songs, to perform over the season! Including one of my favorites:So come and see me be one of many open-mouthed people in choir white and black when the holiday starts. I'll be having a good time.