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A Place in the Choir

David blogs about being a [wheelchair using] singer in the choir. He dissects his director’s evolving view of him eloquently.

We’re about to sing in a non-accessible church again; I’m looking forward to the concert immensely despite this. We’re doing Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra. It’s an opportunity to work under a new director, who has been kind enough to come to several rehearsals (unusual in the choir-singing-with-an-orchestra world) and new musicians. Concert info at From Our Backyard.

Katja

5 Comments

  1. David

    Thanks for the link. Good luck with your concert!

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  2. David

    Thanks for the link. Good luck with your concert!

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  3. Katja (Post author)

    Thank you!

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  4. Patricia Tryon

    Are both venues non-accessible?

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  5. Katja

    The churches (Seventh Day Adventist and First Baptist) are both accessible for the audience – but Seventh Day has multiple steps up to the chancel, where we stand/sit to perform. I haven’t performed at First Baptist, but it appears there’s a similar situation (maybe fewer steps) there. I’ll know for sure on Thursday (dress rehearsal at First Baptist).

    ETA: I just spoke to someone at First Baptist, and it sounds like access is pretty marginal (including inaccessible restrooms).

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