— It takes me about 45 minutes to memorize a song well enough to sing it with occasional looks at a teleprompter. I’m not sure this knowledge will ever be useful to me again, but now I know.
— It’s a lot harder than it looks from the audience.
— Some people aren’t amused by jokes about jazz hands.
— Number of times I can patiently answer stupid or unnecessary questions before getting annoyed: 23
— Number of these questions I was asked: 87
A few weeks ago I successfully auditioned for The Nashville Choir and next weekend we have a major show at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center downtown. In addition to several songs on our own, we will sing with Steve Green, Point of Grace, Landon Pigg, and some other area choirs.
The group is high-caliber and full of people that partly or solely make their living from music—as well as a lot of regular folks like me who just sing for fun. And every one is a believer; together we represent more than 50 churches in the area, from Pentecostal to Presbyterian. (Our prayer times are a kick.)
I’m looking forward to …