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I felt like I was glowing yesterday. It was probably just the stage lighting, and the rarified air I was breathing, though, performing with 3000 other choir members, a full symphony orchestra and several very famous Swedish singing stars. The choir filled one entire end of the Globen stadium as well as the back half of the stage, and we were a pretty impressive sight, all massed in black with turquoise scarves and the tenor & bass sections in tuxedos. 13 pretty-much-straight hours of singing, and instead of being hoarse at the end I was simultaneously flying with the power and joy of the performance and staggeringly tired.

We had the after-party in the famous Blue Hall, which is where the Nobel prize dinner is held, and while the surroundings were pretty magnificent, the dinner was only decent and it felt WAY overpriced for what we got, but hey! I've eaten in the Blue Hall of the Swedish center of government and shook hands and chatted with Kjell Lönnå!

Our choir leader, Eva, gave us this Wednesday off, since she thought we all needed some time to recuperate, which was nice :) so that's one less commitment I have for this week.

More later!
mood: tired
music: none, just me.


wow! wish I were singing in a choir too...

it's hard to find the time, but it's SO worth it :)

so, what did you and kjell chat about? :-)

do we get to see pictures of any kind? like, you and kjell in the hotel room, getting dirty? ;-) *gags thinking about naked kjell*

LOL! you are SICK! and if there are any pictures, I'll have to wait to get them because SOMEONE, and I'm not naming any names (hee) forgot her digital camera. And his wife was there, and his grown daughter, who I also chatted with, and who sang a duet at the concert and was amazing.

wow!! The event sounded wonderful!

you forgot to mention that the blue hall is actually gold.

haha! well, actually, there is a GOLD hall, too, upstairs. We weren't allowed up the stairs (and yes, I tried) but we could see the upper half of the walls and the ceiling through the windows far above us. It GLOWED. 18 million pieces of glass and gold leaf mosaic covering a huge room. The Blue hall is actually mostly brick up top and a gray-blue stone down below.

Wow--that must have been so gorgeous. A sea of turquoise and sound. I'm so glad you're back though--I missed your vivacious blogging self!

oh cool, so I can look forward to dinner in the Blue Hall in a few decades time ;)

great to hear the choir went so well, singing en masse is always UPLIFTING!

Wow, it sounds incredible, I love that feeling of 'flying with power' from singing, well done :)

Globen is a pretty impressive place to sing in. I was impressed watching our friend doing his International Barbershop competition there. I can't imagine what it must feel like to be on stage. The picture of the Blue Hall looks awesome! It must be a great feeling to reap the benefits for a night from all of the hard work of Choir practice.


hahaha! I made it! Isn't it hilarious? I have the musical notes as a font so I can just type merrily away and music comes pouring forth...not that it's PLAYABLE, or even MELODIC, but it sure LOOKS cool!

I wish I could sing!

three thousand?!!

3,000?!! Three thousand?!!

*mind boggling*

Wow. What a life experience---- I think I would have had to carve my name into a piece of panelling in the Blue Hall, you know, just to say I'd been there. Heee - ~bluepoppy

Welcome back! Your trip sounds glorious.


What an experience! Hey, did LizardMom see/hear you sing?? ~Marilyn

not this time :) They were at home with my kids and Anders while I was in Stockholm. She's heard me sing before, though :)

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