Check Out my 2019-2020 Singing Season

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2019 2020 season Nicole WarnerHello, dear readers!

This coming musical season I'll be back at two of my favorite singing destinations, the Elm Ensemble in Dexter, Michigan and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

I have three gigs planned and you can read about them here according to date.

 

October 2019:

In October I'll be joining the Elm Ensemble for another Evensong, which is always such a lovely experience. We'll be singing a bit of German as well as other English-language pieces.

The Elm Ensemble is comprised of singers from the Dexter/Ann Arbor, MI area as well as singing friends from more distant locations like Milwaukee (me) and Minneapolis, MN. Some of us have sung together before and some of us are new, however it's one of the best groups of people I've sung with. Every weekend singing with Elm is like a weekend spent with good friends.

Elm Ensemble - Evensong April 2019

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I love singing with the Elm Ensemble.

One of the best parts of singing with the Elm Ensemble is raising money for good causes, which is a part of the Evensongs I've participated in. As part of the April 2019 Evensong a freewill collection was taken for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter in Washtenaw County, where the Elm Ensemble is based.

The collection was quite awesome that day.

Evensong: Sacred Harp 2018

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Last Fall I joined up with the Elm Ensemble in Dexter, Michigan for a fantastic weekend of music-making. (There may have been excellent food & drink involved, but that's just between you and me. Bacon-fried Brussels sprouts, that's all I'm saying.)

The Elm Ensemble has published the recordings we made as a playlist on YouTube, which is fabulous and fantastic!

I'd like to draw your attention to this recording of Mary to Her Savior's Tomb, Sacred Harp 451, which was at the time the first recording appeared on YouTube, from what the co-director Josh Messner could see. Sally was really sick during this Evensong, and she sang like a real trooper in this duet! It is actually a duet for the entire piece, however I sang it alone to save her voice.

There's more to come re: Elm Ensemble 2019 and the 2019-2020 season as well. (Hint, hint.)

 

Happy Holidays to One and All!

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Yes, this website has been very quiet, as I've been very (very) busy building my business GermanWithNicole.com.

Music is still a part of my life, however I've made the very responsible decision to stop trying to do everything all at once and decided that this website just has to wait. its. turn.

That doesn't mean I don't think of you all, however, because I do. :) I see the statistics and know that some of you still stop by occasionally to listen to the music and to check out what is(n't) new.

 

It's a slow move back into performing. That's just how it is right now.

 

I hope you have some valuable moments over the holiday season and that you listen to loads and loads of beautiful music. Let it refresh your spirit.

 

Best,

Nicole

Story time: Keep it to yourself.

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It's story time!

Last Friday I was dropping off a friend at her car and in doing so, I momentarily blocked other cars in the parking lot. It only took a moment to say good-bye, but a woman whose car I had blocked was sure to very impatiently call out "EXCUSE ME!!!"

As soon as I turned around I could feel the vitriol rolling off her being. I told her "I'm leaving right now" and she rolled her eyes at me.

I'm not one to take that kind of crap, so I said, "Really, lady?! 2 seconds mean that much to you?!" She shrugged me off and started getting into her car. She obviously wanted to crap all over my day. But I'm not one to take that kind of crap.

Check out the photos of Evensong in Dexter, MI last weekend

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Our Easter Evensong in Dexter, Michigan (just west of Ann Arbor) was a delight! It was a weekend of singing, community and connecting people with music. This Evensong service also functioned as a fundraiser for a club at this church, it's called the Open Hearts Club; this club it will provide a safe, fun, and inclusive drop-in space for area youth.

I think we can all get behind that. ♥