Getting Back On That Horse

This has nothing to do with sewing. Last weekend I walked onstage for the first time in more than 6 years and performed, and boy, did it feel great! It was a one-song-wonder, as part of a larger gala to benefit our high school. I performed “No One Is Alone” from Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”. I didn’t realize how much I missed being onstage. I took a hiatus due to cancer and confidence issues, but once I walked out there, it felt like home. My friend Thaïs took a video on her iPad, thanks Thaïs! The video is a little overexposed (Irish skin under bright lights, go figure) but I think the audio turned out pretty well.

Keeping it Gorgeous Fabrics-oriented, I wore the Vogue 2237 Gown and Bolero by Badgley Mischka that I made 5 years ago – as an aside, YAY! It still fits!!!

The gala was a huge success, raising a lot of money for the music program and the marching band. DH and DS the Younger did a baritone saxophone duet, but I haven’t seen any videos of that yet. They did a great job.

Afterwards, DH and I went out for Scoobies at a local restaurant. It’s kind of fun the attention you get when you show up for an early dinner at the local nice restaurant in a fabulous gown and tux, respectively.

Post Performance Scoobies
Why, yes, I would love a glass of champagne!

A good time was had by all, it was fun to perform again, it was even more fun to see all the students performing – what a trove of talent!

I think I need to start singing regularly again. Next up sewing-wise, I’ll adjust the Kwik Sew pattern so I can make my cardigan from the Italian wool.

Happy sewing!

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32 thoughts on “Getting Back On That Horse”

  1. O, how wonderful! I haven’t heard that song in such a long while. You sounded fantastic – what a terrific come-back! Well done.

  2. Oh my what a wonderful voice you have. The dress is beautiful. I have that pattern. Will you be doing a blog post on it?

  3. Beautiful, Ann, congrats on your comeback. Nice photo of you both. I’ll look forward to the sax duet. I do have to ask though, what are Scoobies?

    1. Scoobie Snacks, Rhoda! We joke with our friends when we go out for a nice dinner that we had “good scoobies”. 🙂

  4. Oh, how beautiful – in so many ways. The audience got to hear your voice, you got to feel at home, and we learned that you have yet another great skill that we did not know about. Yes, just great. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Excellent low mix, beautiful open top, well balanced, fine diction. Brava!

    Have you looked at “I’m not afraid of Anything” from Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown?

  6. Lovely soprano singing a heartstrings tugging song. Thank you for sharing your gift. It’s always scary to give yourself away like that, but isn’t it rewarding? You and your husband look smashing, as well!

  7. Ann, what a beautiful voice you have! Beautiful performance from an amazing
    woman! So you are multi-talented and excel at all!
    Thank you for sharing!

  8. Congratulations! You have a beautiful voice and it’s great that you had fun doing something you love. Thanks for sharing with us. Long live art in schools!

  9. brava, brava brava. i am so happy that you are again using the wonderful gift of singing. You are incredibly talented in so many areas.

  10. Your singing made me smile! I’m not a solo gal – more of the chorus type, but share your love of music and singing. Hope this gets you fired up for more.

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