The Shenzhen Bay Festival Choir

A few weeks ago, I auditioned for the Shenzhen Bay Choir festival. And I was notified I had made the cut 3 weeks ago. 2 weeks ago was my first rehearsal. And I thought it was great fun. We sang fun and simple songs, like The Beautiful Rain, and Flying Free. But we also had incredibly hard songs, like Shenzhen Bay.

I’m one of the sopranos, and I sing soprano part 1, which is the highest pitched part. In Shenzhen Bay, the notes I have to hit is above my comfort zone for just a little bit, so it’s quite hard for me to sing, and I have to hold notes for 8 beats in some parts, which is incredibly hard, and sometimes I start belting. So I have to stagger sometimes.

Something else I dislike is how easily I get distracted. By my friend Brook who is two seats next to me, and the girl who’s name I don’t know who sits next to me. I can’t keep from talking when Brook starts talking because what he says is just hilarious! And I really can’t hold trying to defend myself from the girl’s continuous insults. Like how my voice is too “opera”. but her friend next to me, who’s name I also don’t know, is quite nice, and I think she says nice things to the other girl, but I can’t be sure, because they talk in Korean. I also have to take some of the blame, because instead of trying to fix the problem, I just insult her back. So I think I should be nicer.

But overall, I really enjoy the festival choir, and I hope we do a good job representing SIS with all the other international schools that will be singing together.

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