November 22, 2009 at 8:47 PM
Yesterday was one of the best orchestra experiences I have ever had. My youth orchestra performed Beethoven 9th symphony with a local choir and 4 professional singers. We had been practising the symphony since late September and we pushed ourselves a lot to get the symphony good. It means hours of practising, a good deal of shoulder aches and a great deal of listening to the symphony. We really worked ourselves over the limit. But we enjoyed the fruit of our labour yesterday!
Before the concert I had had certain difficulty with the counting in the symphony and in certain places I´d lose my place. But yesterday I managed to stay on track the whole time and I only made a few minor mistakes so I am personally greatly pleased with my part.
My youth orchestra performed Beethoven 9th almost in full tempo and we performed it with vigour and joy and put our hearts into the performance. And that resulted in that in the end we received a thunderous applause and a standing ovation from a group of 500 people. It felt nothing short of amazing.
So I can say now: "WE DID IT!"
that really is an ode to joy...congrats
Congratulations! You should feel very proud of yourselves.
Wow this is so great for you!!!
Well done! Those are the moments we work for. The best "high" in the world.
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