Friday, January 28, 2005

Life in the next two weeks: can I do it?

According to my nephew, the proper response to that Q is "YES I CAN!" but I'm leaning more towards the little engine who could... I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....
Expectations for choir are rising as the OUCF (Ontario University Choir Festival) and Choir tour are quickly approaching. This means time spent in the practice rooms both on my own and with other esteemed altos, trying to make heads or tails out of the Coronation Anthem by Handel. Tomorrow, we rehearse with the alumni choir, and although Dr T will not be around due to a worship symposium at Calvin, we will not be lacking a talented leader. I believe the whole of next weekend will be dedicated to the OUCF, where we will do workshops, present a selection of music on Sunday on our own, and then as a mass choir with Guelph, McMaster and Brock, we shall sing the Coronation Anthem. I think that it shall be an altogether fantastic weekend, however unproductive it shall be for my studies....
Then on Feb 12, we leave as a choir for our tour of the year. It is an unusually short tour this year, the shortest one that the choir has been on, I believe, but it can't be helped because Dr T has obligations elsewhere. As far as I know, we shall be traveling to Sarnia, Chatham (where I expect to see the whole of the Brouwer family ;) ) and Barrie, returning home on Tuesday evening. I can barely contain my excitement of my appointment of head of the garbage/lost and found committee.
Later on in the week I have an interview in Toronto with JET, a company that sends english teachers to Japan. It should be interesting, as I have to do some serious research on Japanese culture, politics, geography and language in addition to preparing a sample lesson plan.
So much to do, so little time. And yet here I sit at the computer. Funny, that.

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