I’ve been a little lazy about blogging.
My recital went really well.
I was so happy to see my friends and family supporting me.
Let’s recap the recital
what I wore
I wore my blue and gold dress that my friend made for me years ago.
The dress has this golden pattern that is just gorgeous!
I heard the “You look so Icelandic in this dress” comment several times, ha!
what I sang
I sang 8 songs from the songs of Jónas by Atli Heimir Sveinsson.
Buxur, vesti, brók og skór
Illur lækur eða heimasætan
I began the recital by introducing the recital itself and the songs I was going to sing. I told the audience short stories about each of the songs, in order for them to connect better with the music.
Also, so the audience wouldn’t be overwhelmed, I spoke only about four songs at a time.
what was the reaction
I feel like the Americans really did appreciate me introducing my own culture.
Ferðalok was without doubt the most memorable song.
what I will remember
My choir professor running backstage after the recital with tears in her eyes.
She is such a mentor to me.