i have sung 2nd alto since i was 14 years old. i am now 25. 11 years! go figure. we are SO underappreciated. in high school, some friends of mine and i coined the term "alto power" and i have been a firm believer in it ever since. when i sang with the milwaukee symphony chorus a few years back, our conductor actually appreciated us...he said that a choir is like a good meal. the sopranos are the meat...everybody notices them first because they are the most obvious. but the altos...the altos are the potatoes. maybe we get pushed aside at first, but without us, the meat wouldn't taste nearly as good, and the presentation of the whole damn dinner would fall apart. hmm...i liked him.
anyways...i'm 25, a student (back this year after a 3 year hiatus!) and getting ready to audition for the chamber choir here at my university. wish me luck *crosses fingers* it's been almost four years since i've sung in a choir!
looking forward to getting to know you all --