Thursday, April 7, 2011

coping with a slight cold when singing.

Hello. On the saturday before the music festival competition last week, I developped a slight throat problem and cough. I rested my voice, drank a lot of honey and had some olbas oil in my room. I was able, surprisingly to sing on the Sunday, gaining 87 marks, distinction. On the Monday morning, I got 84 marks, commended. However the judge said I had to "Look at the audience"On the monday night I sang Time to say goodbye and gained 83 marks, merit. However the audience expected me to be in the top 3 as they cheered very loudly when I had finished and before I went onstage. Apparently my hair shon in the lights. Now I am singing tomorrow, the last class for me, German Lieder, where I am singing Du bist Die Ruh. It means you are the Peace in English. I will update you on how I do there. I hope you've enjoyed this. Samantha :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Samantha!
    My name is Julia, and I'm a friend of Gale, one of your followers, and an Opera singer too, so if you have any questions, feel free to msg me on Facebook under 'Julia Katherine Walsh' or, I'm following you on Twitter (because I think you have a wonderful story and a wonderful start on singing) under my screenname there 'Operadventuress' or you can visit my website and contact me there too at

    I'd love to be helpful to you if I can, so let me know.

    Also, you can read about my opera pursuits in Germany and America (if you'd like) at my blogspot blog too which is located at the following address:

    So, look forward to hearing from you!
    Yours truly,