The latter end of 2012 was definitely the most stressful and least boring of my life, and now after a long month off, I am back to furiously not being bored. Last week, as you may recall, I performed in a children's opera, "How the Camel Got Its Hump". It was a terrifically cute production, and most importantly the kids loved it! Essentially, we told the Rudyard Kipling story in a 35 minute opera, where we opened a giant toy box and played "Make Believe."
|I'm a sad Horse because the Camel won't help the other animals with their daily chores|
I also was invited back to perform and record with the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers in June. It was an amazing experience last year, our next album will be released in the Summer, and I cannot wait to perform again with some of the area's best singers and with one of the world's great minds for choral music!
If that wasn't exciting enough, I and several other Kansas City Chorale members had a Skype session with our managing agent about the Grammy's next week (I can't believe it's already so close!). It is an interesting and exciting experience as we received our red carpet schedules, press releases, a list of talking points for interviews, and the list goes on. It will certainly be unforgettable and I will have LOTS of updates on my facebook page - www.facebook.com/pinkall - as well as on this blog.
BUT that isn't even the most exciting and certainly not the most unexpected news lately - the most unexpected news being that I stepped ankle deep, both feet, socks, and shoes, in wet cement. The most exciting news is that I had an interview this morning with the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games via Skype from Moscow! I applied in August for a leadership or Director position within the area of Ceremony Music and Protocol for the next Olympics in Sochi, Russia. They are the Winter Olympics of course - but it is a somewhat unknown location to people on this side of the pond. Sochi is on the coast of the Black Sea and even in winter it is warm and green with palm trees and all. Many of the outdoor events will take place on the slopes of the adjacent mountain ranges while the indoor events and ceremonies will be held in the beautiful coastal resort city.
With so much excitement and so many things to look forward to, I shouldn't get into any trouble anytime soon!