Pardon me for being too excited and jittery and… walking on the clouds today! I feel like singing this danceable and happy song, too:
“I’m walking on sunshine , wooah
I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
and don’t it feel good!!”
Why am I too elated? This afternoon, I’ll sing my heart’s out! Today is our chorale competition and my first ever chorale performance and on a theater stage! I may be playing a bit role in this contest but I feel like I’m already the big winner. First, because I have realized and recognized a long time ago that I do not have the musical talent. I love to sing but my voice sucks. My boss even made a research to find out what’s wrong with me and came back saying, “You don’t have the patience to listen intently to the music so you would pickup the right tune.” Having said that, I was branded our center’s nuisance singer.
So, during the selection for the participants for the chorale contest, I never thought I would be chosen. Probably because, they do not have a choice (literally!) but to bring me in since they need the number and we lack interested and willing people to join. Everyone’s shy or too lazy whilst I am a born team-player. They needed me, I responded to the call and the rest is herstory, I mean, history.
I am an amateur (or better yet, a newbie!) in chorale singing but modesty aside, I’t not bad at all. Our voice coach said: “You’re the most improved.” Hooray! From non-singer, I have learned to blend with the rest of the altos (where I belong), sopranos, tenors, and baritones. I was not pointed out by the coach to lip-sync during our actual performance. I owe this to the confidence I have requested from God, and perseverance in practicing at home using the affordable shure sm58, and enjoying the whole experience.
While I pray (and if I can ask from you, too) to win this contest, the most important thing for me in joining this competition is finding out that not because you believed and decided that you can’t do it and therefore you won’t, you actually can’t. I lived my life knowing I’ll never ever sing in a contest because I’m a total loser but here I am, braving a whole new world and shall perform the time of my life today, on that stage, where everything is possible because of my faith in my Creator. Amazing, right?
Ding, dong, ding, dong…!
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