Today is the first time I have ever done solo singing at length. I was really nervous to do it and there are times when this showed. The adjudicator Sarah Jefferies gave some really useful feedback, the main thing I have to do is look like I want to be taking part!
Ash Grove was my first piece in Folk Song u15. I was told I have lovely voice (I remain unconvinced, even though people told me in the street later on!). I really lack confidence in singing and I think this is reflected in my comments. With folk songs we were all told to show we had a story to tell with our face and this is something I must work on. A commended for the class as was the winner so I was happy with that!
In u13 vocal repertoire I sang Maria Wiegenlied. I had good German pronunciation but need to watch the ich sound. It was beautifully phrased but could do with being a little quieter at the very end. My Ship was my second piece. I was told it was ‘lovely singing and very well phrased’ and my diction was spot on. My performance also improved. I received a commended, winning the class!
Finally I sang in g5/6 class with Panis Angelicus which was well phrased with a clear and focused tone. I went off key very slightly but pulled in back to end with ‘beautiful lyrical singing’. A merit for that class, a little disappointed but lots of useful comments to work on.
And the bonus of a day off school, lunch at The Peppermill, becoming a bit of an Eisteddfod treat!