February 3, 2019
The time after Christmas is usually a drag, but this month has gone quickly. There is a lot of rehearsal time for concerts in the spring. I have done talks for AgeUK . I am doing my best to complete my book on Merz- an Eastertime finish is what I am aiming at.
I am starting singing for Diploma 8+ for ABRCM. I started something similar after doing Grade 7 and 8 about 15 years ago – the syllabus is more or less the same. I am to prepare about 8 numbers and have chosen things I know more or less well and have a pianist Edward to practice with. Edward is very helpful in making me be more precise in tuning and rhythm besides is so enthusiastic about the music choice and much else not only in music but languages and life. He is a’find’.