Today is Sweet Scarlet’s anniversary! I can’t believe how much we’ve grown as a vocal group and as friends over the past five years. With a ton of hard work, dedication and laughter, we have improved our sound and strengthened our bond as a group. Each of these ladies is such an important part of my life and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us this year.
The Scarlettes have had a busy few weeks! We were thrilled to sing at the Pacific Post Partum Support Society’s Angel Donor Dinner last week. We all had misty eyes as Eran brilliantly and eloquently spoke at this event. By the time she was done, there was hardly a dry eye in the room. We then sang together and raised our voices in harmony in support of this amazing organization. Here’s a video clip of our final song, plus encore!
We also had a wonderful session with vocal coach Kimberly Markarian as we prepare for our upcoming Kathaumixw competitions. We worked on phrasing and supported, quiet breathing before singing. Sometimes we need to focus on technique as the music we are singing is quite intricate and requires our brains to hyper-focus on many different aspects of the singing. It was helpful to bring the attention to our technique and hopefully by Kathaumixw time, it will all be second nature so that we can simply fall into the music and deliver the messages of each piece with the attention they deserve.
We have been working on our choral-ography for two of our pieces and we are excited to be sharing them with an audience soon! The moves have been challenging for us to learn, especially for one particularly difficult piece, but all of the work will be well worth it when we nail it on stage (gulp…hopefully!)
Lastly, Sweet Scarlet has officially registered for Yule Duel 2016 for this Christmas! C’mon…it’s us! The mention of Christmas in June isn’t out of the ordinary! We are thrilled to once again be a part of Yule Duel for it’s second year. Choirs will line the streets of Gastown and carol for a cause with all of the funds going to May’s Place. May’s Place is a hospice dedicated to providing compassionate end-of-life care for individuals of all walks of life.
We wish you all a wonderful week!
~Katy (& the Scarlettes) xox