As many of you already know, Sweet Scarlet is thrilled to have been selected as one of the groups to compete in this year’s International Choral Kathaumixw competition. We have been brainstorming and planning from the moment we received the good news.
There are multiple categories in the competition and each category has specific requirements for the song selections. Not that it would surprise any of you who know one of the Scarlettes personally… but we have decided to compete in all the categories open to us! The Canadian Folk category in particular was a fun selection process for us. It made us brainstorm what we could perform that would be a good representation of our wonderful country. As indicated in our “song spotlight” from our last post, we chose the Log Driver’s Waltz as one of our two pieces for that category. Here is a snippet of one of our first rehearsals of this quirky and fun piece:
(watch the video here if the link does not appear)
After a few weeks of careful consideration and a few pieces that did not make the cut, our category selections are now locked in! This means some intense learning lined up for us six ladies in the coming weeks. Just in case these competition pieces were not going to keep us busy enough, we also have the exciting opportunity to perform two concerts for the international audience at Kathaumixw. This means we will also be deciding what songs from our regular repertoire best represent “Sweet Scarlet”. Do you have a personal favourite Sweet Scarlet song? Take this as an opportunity to tell us on our Facebook page .
We are “Kath bound” and that makes it a very exciting time in the Sweet Scarlet world!