Although rehearsals haven't started yet, we already have some of the music for the Central Otago concert. One of the items is 'Maria' by former choir member Juliet Woller, now resident in Australia, which is a setting of the Ave Maria text.
Preparing for a concert in Spring is always harder than at other times of the year due to inclement weather (it's hard to leave a warm house in the evening when it's cold and rainy outside) and because there are naturally more coughs, colds and other nasties around. However perserverance pays off and the extra effort is always worthwhile.
I'm a soprano :)