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Ben Clapton

12 days and counting

November 5, 2006 at 10:44 PM

Only 12 days to my recital. And thankfully I have no more classes, and no exams prior to the recital. And to be honest with myself, I'm going to be posting every day with what happened the previous day, and what the plan is for today.

Yesterday (and Saturday): Saturday I went on tour with my choir. It was just a one night tour, down to a country city called Albany, in the South of WA. It's a gorgeous place, and I really enjoy going there. However, we passed a whole heap of wheat fields on the way, and my hayfever really acted up. It was so bad that I wasn't able to sing in the concert. However, I did get to drink at the party afterwards. But no tales from that - what happens on tour stays on tour. We got back on Sunday, but I didn't do any practice because I was fairly tired.

Today: I've got my lesson this morning, we'll be going through the Beethoven and then tuning/cleaning the Sarasate. When I get home, I should be able to get an hour or so of practice in before I head off to my mum's work. I'm volunteering to help redesign her work website, so I'll be in there each afternoon this week. This evening I have a rehearsal with my pianist, and I'll probably stick behind to do some more practice.

From Terez Mertes
Posted on November 6, 2006 at 1:42 AM
Good luck, Ben, if I don't get the chance to say it before you perform!

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