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So, two become three…

Well, today I write my most exciting blog ever; Mark and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting a little bundle of Baldwin joy on 5th June 2015!

The decision around when to become a Mother when training to be a classical singer is not an easy one and comes down to one little question…

Do you want to be a Mum? Continue reading So, two become three…

So, now the end is near…

Being set the challenge of writing a blog for our Engaging Audiences module this year seemed like a bit of a hassle when it was set in September, but now I’ve got into it a bit, I’m faced with the question of whether or not to carry on despite the assignment being due tomorrow. I think I will! It’s really helped me to look at my journey while I’m training to become a classical singer andĀ I’ve become a lot more accountable for my experiences so I don’t intend to stop there.

However, as my last “assessed” post, I thought I would wish you all, including you my amazingly talented and wonderful Engaging Audiences assessor (can’t hurt right?), a very wonderful Christmas and the happiest of New Years!

Here’s a little Christmas song to help the occasion along, I sang Slumber Song to the Madonna by Michael Head at a recent Charity concert in Mile End. It is Mary singing to baby Jesus as she tries to settle him to sleep, as I said to the audience, “even the Virgin Mary needs her sleep!”

So, where’s your banana and boots?

We Trinity Laban students were treated to a vocal master class this afternoon by the great Mr Roderick Williams.

http://www.ingpen.co.uk/artist/roderick-Williams/

He was such a charismatic, warm person keen to avoid talking about technique in too much detail with the lucky singers who took part, yet he had so many otherĀ interesting things to talk about. In particular, about how to get into character when singing an aria as a stand alone piece. It’s difficult to sing about how you’ll come back and haunt your brother once you’re dead, because he’s put you in prison because he thinks you were plotting against him with your lover (Piangero la sorte mia – Jiulio Cesare) in a concert environment, without all the context performing the aria as part of the opera would provide. Continue reading So, where’s your banana and boots?