Well its been a while dear readers. Since I wrote to you in November so much has been happening. But first of all my biggest news is that I have finally moved into my own place in Bolton. I have a beautiful flat in a gorgeous part of the town. I live across the road from a massive field and if you stick your head out of the bedroom window I have a beautiful view of the hills and rolling Lancashire countryside. I am so so happy to be here and it really does feel like home for me. Of course the day I moved in I was immediately struck down with that horrible throat virus which left me voiceless back in July but I've taken much better care of myself this time around. I have been resting and steaming and just allowing myself to do nothing so I am back to full vocal health before the new half term starts next week and my next round of concerts which are fast approaching!
Next Saturday I will be singing in the 'Young, Gifted and Green' concert which is part of this year's Manchester Irish Festival. I am honoured to have been asked to perform in this concert and will be making my debut with a Gaelic Irish song. I am hoping my Irish genes will mean that I pull it off without a flaw :-) The evening before I will be singing at an event that the comedian Bobby Ball is speaking at at the Cornerstone Church in Bromley Cross. I am so excited to be singing to such a well known and talented entertainer and I think the evening will be a very special one indeed. I will also be conducting my choir as part of the evening's entertainment. I am then singing in a recital as part of Kearsley Mount Methodist Church's 100 year celebrations. I am a guest soloist at Crag Mann's organ recital and will be performing some opera arias as part of the evenings concert.
So as you can see it is a busy few weeks ahead. As well as that I am back to work, leading my primary school workshops, conducting my choirs and teaching. Now that I am settled into my flat I am hoping to begin some of my own projects. One is a concert of chamber music featuring works for soprano and a various combination of instruments in Bolton and a flash mob style performance in Bolton town centre - WATCH THIS SPACE!!! I am going to spend the next few days gently exercising my chords to get them moving again and I just have to cross everything that she'll be up and running in time for next Friday!!
Until next time dear readers.
Georgina Rosanna Murray is a Soprano from Manchester.