Thursday, February 24, 2011
I first started looking for a Seattle area chorus to join after seeing The Tudor Choir perform at The Moore Theatre this past September. Seeing that show reminded me of how much I loved and missed singing! For a while, I had felt that any amount of karaoke just wasn’t cutting it. I grew up in a very musically inclined family, and since graduating college back in 2006, I just hadn’t been singing in a formal capacity for the first time in as long as I could remember. So, I went to Google and found the Seattle Women’s Chorus. I emailed them to ask when the next auditions were, and lucky for me, they were the following weekend! Auditioning is always a little bit nerve-wracking, even for the most seasoned of performers, but once I got to the office and met the folks running auditions, I was able to relax a little bit. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming right from the very beginning, and that makes all the difference when you want to try something new. A few days later, I got a phone call letting me know that I was in the chorus! Now came the really hard part…showing up for a new member orientation and then for my very first rehearsal. Again, I wouldn’t have made it if everyone, especially my SIS (Sister in Song) hadn’t been so friendly and welcoming.
I performed in a relatively small holiday concert with singer/songwriter Cris Williamson in December, and now we’re almost ready for our big February show, Swing into Laughter at The Paramount Theatre with guest star Kathy Najimy! I was ecstatic when I learned that we would be performing at the Paramount since in my three years of working for STG, never did I dream that I would be one of the people to perform on that beautiful stage, singing in front of an audience.
Last night, we had our tech rehearsal for the Paramount show. I’d only been back stage once before, so getting to explore further was quite a treat. The stage looked amazing, and together with the band, our stage crew, the Paramount folks, our conductors, and of course, Kathy Najimy and the chorus, I believe our show is going to be a real crowd pleaser!
Being a member of the Seattle Women’s Chorus so far has been extremely fun and exciting, and I think it can only get better from here!
-Hannah Laurin, STG box office lead & lower first alto in Seattle Women's Chorus
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