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Review for Greater Middletown Chorale Inc, Middletown, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Greater Middletown Chorale is the first and only choir in which I've sung. When a friend invited me to join 12 years ago, I shyly attended a Tuesday rehearsal and met with the musical director, Joe d'Eugenio. He asked if I was a soprano or alto, and I didn't even know! His kindness and gentleness immediately put me at ease, he suggested I try singing soprano, and in no time Tuesday evenings became the highlight of my week. In those early years I was a bit daunted by the level of musicianship around me, and simultaneously felt deeply honored to be a part of such a talented group. Today, though I have learned how to sight read new music without panicking, and can scribble all those musical notations that Joe shoots out at rehearsals without looking over my neighbor's shoulder, I continue to be humbled by the talent around me, to be grateful for the devotion of the membership, and to be inspired by Joe's magical combination of serious expectations and gentle support. The Greater Middletown Chorale brings out the best in me, and Tuesday nights are still a highlight of my week.

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