Found out last week that the January 31 rehearsal for the Ennio Morricone concert is only for Professor Rosenbaum’s New York Virtuoso Singers and Canticum Novum Singers, so even though am going to Manhattan on January 30 will not have to go for any rehearsals until February 1. Therefore will have an extra day to gallavant around the city and shop. The best part is that will be completely alone, so will not have to endure anyone complaining about the amount of walking and shopping.
Going to Albany tomorrow! Am very excited, because it’ll be Pitches and Chips there (even though the Chips are beh pai seh and somehow managed to strongarm their way into getting invited as well, nobody can help loving them), but am not looking forward to the 4-and-a half-hour drive there, even though am driving a car fit for long-distance traveling and will have company there and back. Will be driving with Ece and Lila, and hopefully Saralin so will not have to endure the entire journey just listening to the incessant chatter. Everyone’s meeting at the Chips’ house, so that everyone goes together; am leaving at about 2PM so that will get there in time to get ready for the Governor’s New Year’s Eve Reception at 9PM. Everyone is staying at the Holiday Inn Express, and have been assigned to a room with Shannyn, so that should be fun. We’ll be singing at the Inauguration the next day at about 1.30PM, and apparently at several different locations, until about 4PM, after which some people are probably staying for a James Taylor concert at 5PM. Am not, obviously, staying any longer than neccesary, as I refuse to drive all the way home from Albany at some ungodly hour, so as soon as am done singing will come back to Buffalo.