July 3, 2018 at 11:55 am #40458
Hey everyone! My name is Lindsey and I am pretty new to Story Embers. I absolutely love reading and writing but haven’t had much time to commit to the latter seriously in the past couple of years. Now I am hoping to be able to change that! In my spare time (when that exists on the rare occasion) you can find me reading, writing, singing, knitting, hand lettering, researching, or (most likely) simply spending time with my family.
Looking forward to meeting you all!
2 Corinthians 12:9July 3, 2018 at 12:00 pm #40460Buddy J.@wordsmith
Lindsey! Nice to meet you! Welcome to SE!
Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!July 3, 2018 at 12:00 pm #40461Parker Hankins@parker
Welcome, welcome, @graceabounds2129!!! *showers yarn confetti* Were so glad to have you here. I hope this site sparks your interest even more with writing.
Living in a world of mystery and dangerous predicaments while working with the AWESOME Meraki's.July 3, 2018 at 12:08 pm #40462July 3, 2018 at 12:11 pm #40463Parker Hankins@parker
@graceabounds2129, my pleasure! By the way, I love the verse you have as your signature.
Living in a world of mystery and dangerous predicaments while working with the AWESOME Meraki's.July 3, 2018 at 8:06 pm #40525Mariposa Aristeo@mariposaJuly 8, 2018 at 9:35 am #40832July 8, 2018 at 3:47 pm #40842
Hey, Lindsey! I saw that you said that you like singing. I have a few questions in regards to that.
What voice part are you? (I’m a soprano!) What’s your favorite style to sing? What’s your favorite music genre to listen to? Do you ever sing for an audience?
On another note, if you’re ever looking for some pretty choral solos to sing, I know a good number of songs from Italian arias.
~a member of the great Meraki guild~July 16, 2018 at 9:33 am #41517
@a_small_mousepad Hi Abbey!
I’m a mezzo-soprano, but I’ve been singing alto for the past four years (our choir needed more!). I only sang what I assume to be mezzo-soprano (we called it second soprano) for one year in middle school.
My favorite style to sing… Oh I don’t know! Our choir tried our hand at jazz this past year and it was super fun, but perhaps not my all time favorite. My favorite songs I’ve sung in choir over the years are probably The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre and Famine Song arr. by Matthew Culloton.
As far as my favorite genre to listen to, that is hard! I listen to a lot of Christian music on a regular basis. My top artists right now might be All Sons & Daughters and NEEDTOBREATHE.
Yes, I have sung for an audience many times! Both in a choir (35+ times at 4ish songs each?), solo (probably between 10 and 15 times), and in smaller groups (I’ve done a duet, treble quartet, and another ensemble).
How about you? What are your favorite things to sing?
2 Corinthians 12:9July 16, 2018 at 10:42 am #41528
@graceabounds2129 I personally need to expand my range. I can barely sing under the staff. I can reach a pretty good distance above the staff, but I’m always flat. I’ve mostly been a first soprano, but that’s only in terms of what voice part the choir needs.
I’ve never heard of those songs before now. They’re both beautiful pieces. My heart swooned while listening to them. This past year, I participated in St. Louis All Suburban 9/10 District Choir. One of the songs we sung was The Awakening by Joseph M. Martin. It is such a passionate song.
That’s a large amount concerts! You must be 10 times more experienced than I am. What type of choir are you in? Based on what you said, it seems like you just graduated from high school?
I am obsessed with musicals, so I mostly sing show tunes (and I’m pretty good at it too). Although, choral music also has a place in my heart. And anything that’s from an opera/aria. I love all these types of music because they can tell an entire story, instead of a singular repetitive message.
~a member of the great Meraki guild~July 16, 2018 at 11:36 am #41534
I did just graduate high school! I can’t figure out how to keep my age under wraps very well… Oh well haha. I’m heading off to college soon and will miss choir dearly! Still going to keep my eyes out for ways to participate with music as a non-music major…
I definitely need to work on expanding my range! What I can physically sing is a different story from the notes I can hit well on a regular basis… hm.
I will definitely have to listen to that song! I’ve definitely grown to love choral pieces much more than I used to.
It sure does sound like a lot of concerts now that I count it all out… I’ve been in choir for 10 years with at three concerts/year. Though in high school we had 4-5 concerts/year.
I went to a pretty small school so we didn’t have many options. Mostly, I’ve participated in the generic “choir” haha. They were separated by age group, though. I have also participated in show choir (sing and dance… though I can’t dance haha!). Then this past year our school opened up a higher level of choir which I was able to participate in 🙂 Basically we had more events and moved at a faster pace with more difficult pieces. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to try out at first, but I am so glad that I did!
How large is that choir? Smallest I’ve been in was probably 15, largest maybe 55?
2 Corinthians 12:9July 16, 2018 at 11:36 am #41535
I agree–I love music that tells a story!
2 Corinthians 12:9July 16, 2018 at 12:13 pm #41540
I can’t dance at all either! Yet I somehow get roles in musicals…
All Suburban’s must have had about 300 kids in my particular choir. It’s a rather interesting experience. All of the high schools in St. Louis County (there’s a whole lot of them) can have students audition to participate in the group. (I think they have band and orchestra groups too.) Usually, a few students from each school will get chosen. Those students will recieve the sheet music and they have to learn the pieces by themselves or with the help of their choir teachers. There are only two rehearsals. One a week from the performance with only your voice part and one the day of the performance with the rest of the parts. I’ve only done it once (I’m starting my sophomore year in a month), but I was ill prepared and had terrible vowels. I really hope I’ll pass the auditions again.
My school is a relatively small building compared to the amount of students they stuff in there (1000+). Our choir program has a few different choirs. Mixed choir (the lowest) which has about 30 students. Concert choir which has about 100 students. And then there’s Women’s Chamber Choir (the highest) which has about 10 students.
I was apart of Mixed choir my entire freshman year, but I’m jumping up to Chamber Choir this next year. Which sounds like an accomplishment, but isn’t really. Very few people take choir seriously at my school. I’m just one of the few.
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