Well it seems I have finally found my dorky niche once again: choir. There are many things that bring me joy, but singing once again in a stellar vocal ensemble is making me quite a happy New Yorker today. I am now happily one of the newest Sopranos in the Collegiate Chorale (founded in 1941 by Robert Shaw). We jumped right into our first rehearsal tonight, hardly allowing time for introductions - but I was blown away by the degree of professionalism and extraordinary musicianship demonstrated by the Chorale. We were spinning through the Spohr’s Last Judgment and Fanny Mendelssohn’s Oratorium and next week we jump into Brahms’ A German Requiem. Our first concert is only a few weeks away, at Carnegie Hall. It feels so good to be singing great music again!