GDC temporarily said goodbye to several friends last week who will be joining us for performances of The Pilgrim’s Progress this October. Eight guest soloists who will be performing main cast roles the opera worked intensely with us in the last two weeks. Rehearsals spanned from furthering musical preparation, to discussing character intentions and motivations, to learning the basic blocking for each scene.
Working in the performance venue, The Church of the Transfiguration, with its unique acoustics was a challenge, as was getting used to watching the conductor over large monitors. Things seemed to work out well in the end. It was fun and inspiring to see what our guest singers brought to their characters with their many possibilities for interpretation. And now our church returns to its worship configuration!