I have very happy to announce that the Tavener piece got here safe and sound from England. I have thirty copies in my hot little hands as we speak, and I'll be giving them to the choir tomorrow. Thank goodness that's all settled!
The first rehearsal was today. It went OK - I have some wonderful singers - but I sure do have a lot to work on in the next three weeks. At the top of my list is being more demanding, perfectionist, and assertive. I have a hard time telling people, "No, that's wrong!" It's not exactly something one is trained to do in everyday life.
That's all I have time to say right now, but for more on this topic, see my essay in Dr. Jordan's book. Hint, hint.