Everyone who knows me knows I am a compulsive chorister. I float around looking for places to lend my voice and have had the pleasure of singing in many, many different choral ensembles, from symphony choruses, to opera choruses, to octets, consorts and collegiums.
I recently came upon a cover letter I wrote, unsuccessfully to a professional women's chorus in Boston who were looking for new members. Being, "of a certain age," I am not always "the droid they are looking for," nevertheless, I was pretty impressed with my frankness and enthusiasm. Here is a snippet of the letter,
"My resume factually outlines my experience but it doesn't begin to express how proud I am of the work I have done up to this point or how hopeful I am for future creative collaborations. A resume isn't able to express my personal philosophy that all living things on the planet benefit from music; hearts and minds expand exponentially and when all hope is lost, a song can bring solace.
In short, I sing with children and the elderly. I sing with amateurs and professionals. I sing with my friends and my neighbors. I sing with atheists and agnostics, Christians, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists, among others. I sing with the living and the dying and I would love to sing with you."