This evening is free, thankfully.
Tomorrow morning I have to drop Iz to her recorder class.
In the afternoon, we have a 3 hour rehearsal for our concert, with the windband.
In the evening, we have the concert - in St Bartholomew's Church, Clyde Road at 8pm if anyone's interested: Masses by Stravinsky and Bruckner, both with windband accompaniment, with some additional motets by Gabrieli and Schutz.
On Sunday morning, we've to drive Iz to the airport - she's off to Barcelona and has to be at the airport at 5:30. Then we have to drive El to Cork (about 250km) to be there by 9:00 for a piano exam.
We'll stop for coffee in Cork and possibly lunch, then come home in the afternoon.
Sunday evening, we have to attend a memorial mass for a friend who died suddenly four years ago.
Thankfully, we've two four-day weeks coming up.
That's what it is to have a musical, globe-trotting family.
Best of luck with all those endeavours.
Abashed to confess I won't after all be coming to the Gaudete concert. Some friends-catching-up to do. Best wishes to Iz for her Barcelona trip. I have a cousin and a nephew there. Haven't been yet myself but they say it's a terrific city.
And of course best wishes to El for her piano exam. Why does it have to be done in Cork? Is she trying for a place in the Cork School of Music?
The London College of Music only do three or four Diploma exams in Ireland each year. They do three in Dublin and one in Cork. It just happens that the timing of the other ones didn't suit her.
The Stravinksy and Bruckner are probably too modern for your taste, R, but we're doing a great 13-part Gabrieli motet, with 3 separate choirs in three different parts of the church.
I know I know. I do like a lot of Stravinsky too.
El passed the exam! So they'll be sending her a Diploma in Piano Performance, and four new letters to put after her name (ALCM).
Well done, El
Well done Useful letters to have - you can always rearrange them CALM
and to the talented musician.
for the young musician who put in a lot of hours practicing and for her family for putting up with it all.
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Posted Apr 24, 2012 by aka Bel
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Belated congrats to El!
I just looked up the acronym. There are interesting ones to choose from.
ALCM air launched cruise missile (US DoD)
ALCM Association of Lutheran Church Musicians
ALCM Associate in Loss Control Management (insurance)
ALCM Associate of the London College of Music
ALCM Associated Landscape Contractors of Massachusetts
ALCM Activity-Level Classification Model
Well done her. Does she enjoy performing? Does this mean she now gets advanced tutoring? What's the next step?
I don't know what she'll do on the piano, but she'll probably continue with the tuition.
She now has to get her cello playing up to diploma standard.
And she has a year to go on her Music and Irish degree.
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