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  • Writer's pictureKaren Pauley

Musical Showcase

I took part in Body N Voice Studios annual musical showcase at the start of the December. We sang songs from a number of musicals including "Songs for a New World", by Jason Robert Brown. I sang "The Flagmaker, 1775". The song is challenging with a passage that is right where the break of my voice wants to be. I wasn't keen on it, when I first started to look at it, but it has grown on me, and it's a good piece to have added to my repertoire.

This was my last performance of 2016 and I'm looking forward to learning new things in 2017. My plans for next year are not firm yet, but I would like to direct a small musical. I have been listening to "Songs for a New World" and I am impressed with the beauty of the song cycle. It involves a small cast of only 4 singers. If things go well I'm hoping that we can perform the whole song cycle next year, but I'm going to take a break before I start looking into how that could be produced.

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