I am on my way across the country to do two recitals in Wilkesboro, NC and Roanoke, VA. The material will mostly be the same as my graduate recital except for the exclusion of the two French duets and the inclusion of two of Paul Bowles’ Blue Mountain Ballads.
The difference is, besides a new audience and location, that I am now singing in tenor keys (except for Despite and Still since that is high even in the low key). They all feel very good, and I am looking forward to an entire recital within my higher range.
PhoebeJoy has been very kind to oblidge my shifting tessituras and relearn old material in new keys. For that, I am very thankful. My dad has also been very helpful in organizing these events.