Just come home after a full Sunday of Rehearsals today! Westside Singers were rehearsing for our AIDA production in Bern, the Swiss capital. What can I say...we were heart and soul in full voice and full 'swagger'!
This is soooo much fun to me! I am learning and growing as I sing, dance, move and act on the stage. I am truely outside my comfort zone as I usually sing my loveable jazz standards in my comfy, warm and low tones.......Here, I am exploring higher keys and streaching my vocal range.....and surprising myself!
Got to 'BIG UP' Franziska Flückiger- the Director and Choreographer of the group again. Wow! She was at the School in Bern all day! I am sure it was 8 hours for her. She has a real eye for the stage. Brilliant at directing us and bringing out the best dynamics in our performance.
Indeed the whole Westside Singers are awesome. Strivng for brilliance at all times!
I met Frau Bitschnau. She proudly told me that her family has had 4 generations of membership in Westside Singers. Her father was the President of the Musical and Theatrical Company. Then she took on that role. Her son is the President today - the talented Reto Bitschau, playing the role of Mereb.
Listen, if you have not bought your tickets yet; go over to the site www.aida-das-musical.ch and do so! You are gonna miss out BIG TIME IF YOU MISS AIDA THE MUSICAL- AIDA DAS MUSICAL!
Alexia (......off to get my head around GERMAN lyrics and text! TOUGH)