So we had our concert in Victoria at the Lutheran Church of the Cross. It was a fantastic venue. Very bright and the acoustics we’re amazing. We were raising money for the Special Needs Music Therapy Dept at the Victoria Conservatory of Music so we raised around $500 for it. We didn’t tell them we were raising money for them so it was fun surprising them with the money.
For me personally, it was a little mixed. I felt a bit off balance with the performance. I didn’t organize it as well as it could be done ie: someone to collect the money, the introduction stuff with the concert, you know “hi, welcome, please turn your phones down, info on intermission, okay we’re finished now thanks for coming”. Little stuff like that. My warm up felt really good but then there was the adrenalin that kicks in when you start performing. It robs you of moisture in the mouth so you get a really nice dry mouth. I felt that it really affected my resonance, clarity and control of my high notes. I got through it okay but it could have gone a little bit better. I guess it all comes to practice and performing in front of people more and more and really paying attention to my technique. It will come around and get easier and easier. I do feel much more at ease in front of people so I’m getting there. It’s a funny thing as breath is the big key but it’s almost like asking someone to breath slowly and comfortably while on a roller coaster. The ride will get easier, I just have to do it more often.