Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
November 2019
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Verdi’s “Requiem”

So, while our day-times in Perth were filled with R&R, our evenings were taken up with rehearsals and then our two performances. After an initial get together with the WASO Chorus in another venue, we had our first conductor call on Tuesday night. Here we figured out where the 150 or so of us were going […]

Day trip to Rotto

About 20km off the coast of Fremantle (south of Perth) lies Rottnest Island, a sandy sanctuary of beaches and rugged coastline, free of car traffic, and inundated with tourists and quokkas. Quite a few of the TSO Chorus members made their way across and chose whatever they wanted to do for the day.

I hired a bike […]

On tour in Perth

Singing with the TSO Chorus is providing some wonderful opportunities to do interesting choral works … and not just within Tasmania. Earlier in the year some of the choir members went to Berlin (but not me, because of lots of reasons); and in November a big group of about 50 of us made the journey across […]

12 of 12, November 2019

Today was a day for mostly forgetting to take photos, in part because I hadn’t picked a theme or focus for the day. I remembered while I was marking … and letting my eyes wander out the window and around the room to which I’d escaped because my office is a disaster area.

I remembered to take […]

Seven bars of Wagner

In one of the more unusual performances I’ve ever done, the tenors and basses of the TSO Chorus rehearsed furiously to learn our words and music by heart. We also received a health and safety briefing that took several times longer than our actual performance. All of this was done in order that we could sing […]