It's Therapeutic Thursday at "Blog Hoppin" -- teacher/bloggers are sharing their favorite ways to relax after a busy/stressful day at school. And since it is Thursday, I am just back from my weekly therapy -- my A Capella chorus rehearsal. Nearly every Thursday since I I started teaching kindergarten about 9 years ago, I have left all thoughts of school and housework behind to concentrate on learning and performing barbershop style music with Carolina Style Chorus. This group of about 55 women gathers together for friendship and beautiful harmony -- and laughter -- as we strive to ring those chords and and prepare for performances and competitions.
I was so tired this evening after spending the day "herding cats" as my friend said -- 26 little boys and girls can wear this 60-something teacher down! I don't think anything but chorus could have kept me from spending the evening on the couch. But I know my chorus is expecting me -- and depending on me -- and I will be energized by the end of the evening. There will be someone behind me rubbing my tired shoulders -- several asking about my week and my class -- someone bring me stickers or prize box toys, and the 4 part harmony that fills my heart. It is my favorite night of the week!
We love to sing together just for the pure enjoyment, but it's also fun to sing for an audience. One of our favorites is singing Christmas carols at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC