fool me once, shame on you.
fool me twice, shame on you again for continuing to exploit my sense of trust. trust is not a...
When the cantor asked me after practice tonight whether I wanted to sing a solo, and wrote down the name of a song to listen to and consider singing, boy was I glad it wasn’t “Olen suomalainen”. Not that it’d even be a possibility in this context, but for some weird reason whenever people have written down names of songs that I should learn, that is always on the list.
I have no idea why the lolFinns always felt I had to perform that song. …actually, I do. It’s because they never considered me an actual Finn at heart so they felt I had to do things like sing that derpy song to “demonstrate” my Finnishness or something.
But anyway, this Jaana Pöllänen song is more contemporary in style than I’m used to singing solos for, but okay
They always also serve rice porridge and meat soup when they have fun fish nuggets, so while I’d normally get one of the other two, I just sold a few fishsticks patches and some other random things at the student flea market, so I felt like I had to treat myself to the fish nuggets and dessert…just this time.
Okay! So the Orthodox choir practices at the same time as the, um, other university choir but at the seminary (which is basically around a corner in a different direction than the Lutheran parish hall), so seeing as it’s essentially one or the other I think this has been decided for me.
At the audition I had to listen to tricky chords and try to hum all of the notes inside it. This is harder than what I used to do in ear training for piano, because I didn’t have to hum ALL the notes, nor did I have to deal with augmented triads.
Also, since it’s Orthodox music, there’ll be stuff in Slavonic and Greek (I’ve never sung in Greek before) - phonetics will be provided - and singing at the church services is optional since there’s litanies and stuff that you just kind of have to know and they can’t really teach.
Downside: I may have to sing Alto.