Sunday, May 11, 2008

Back from the beach

This weekend was chorus retreat weekend. In the spring and fall we go somewhere where we can spend the night and have an intensive series of rehearsals. It's exhausting but the results are great. Most of the time, anyway. This was one of the good weekends and I was able to get soprano centered recordings for making a rehearsal tape.

We stayed at South Beach State Park which has RV places and yurts for accommodations. The yurts are similar to cabins in RV parks: heated, have electric hookups, and have bunks and a futon bed for sleeping. You bring your own bedding and make sure they're clean when you leave. Food is a communal thing -- each section takes on a meal then the chorus goes out one evening -- and there are showers and flush toilets.

Retreat is also a good way for folks to get to know each other a little more. So we have our meals together, have a no-talent show, and revel in our cameraderie of mutual exhaustion.

With the arrival of spring, there were tiny wildflowers and spring growth everywhere. The misty rain added an extra sparkle to the leaves and made for pretty pictures.


Tiggywinkle Knits said...

Looks like you had a great time! I LOVE the picture of you knitting the scarf around 2 other chorus members!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun and also beautiful and relaxing. I love the photos. You captured the mood beautifully.