I haven't forgotten the comment made earlier this summer about this year being a "rebuilding" year for UAB Choirs. It is true that several of our members last year are not returning and we will miss them very much.
However, to assume that the 2005-2006 choir will be weaker is short-sighted. Anyone who would say that doesn't know what I know: that this year will be the best ever.
We've gotten stronger every year and this year will be no different. Our returning members are mature, quality musicians. They know what it is like to flawlessly perform on the world stage. They take each stage with confidence; they perform with emotion and expression. They have experienced the mystery of Notre Dame, the adoring audience of a foreign land, and the thrill of competition. They are proven singers and they have the respect of their director.
Our incoming members are strong readers with outstanding tone. They are intelligent, handsome, beautiful, and determined. Our literature is incredible and our opportunities to grow and achieve are exciting.
On August 16th, the old choir members will begin to see what I'm talking about. The new choir members will realize that they've never been a part of a group with so much passion and personality.
Get ready for an unforgettable year!