Polly’s Gigathon…8 gigs in 12 days!
Some people run marathons but I have just run a gigathon…
8 gigs, 3 rehearsals, and 1 professional photo shoot all in the last 12 days and I have had an absolute ball.
Here is the snapshot of a tired but happy choir conductor, music educator and performer.
Wednesday, Gig no 1: I created and produced the Kyneton Primary School production, Ganawarra (Black Swan). 178 students sang, danced, told migration stories, wore sparkly costumes and shone on the Kyneton Town Hall stage.
Thursday evening: Pollyphonics Choir rehearsal.
Friday evening: went to ABC studios in Melbourne to see my friend being filmed in Hard Quiz.
Saturday night, Gig no 2: Kyneton Community Ball. I performed jazz and soul songs with a 25-piece concert band on the Kyneton Town Hall stage.
Sunday afternoon: rehearsal with the Pollyphonics Choir and a professional photo shoot with my choir.
Monday evening: Rod Laver Arena to see Fleetwood Mac…Stevie sang Landslide just for me! AWESOME.
Tuesday, Gig no 3: Conducted my Primary School choir of 50 kids in the Daffodil Festival as part of music in the park series.
Thursday evening: technical run with Pollyphonics Choir.
Friday evening: Gig no.4. My amazing choir performed their Cabaret show, “Change The World” at the Bluestone Theatre in Kyneton. We booked out! The evening was filled with amazing singing, lots of costume bling and you could definitely feel the love in the room.
Saturday evening. Went to Melbourne Arena to see my daughter Sylvie in the State School Spectacular.
Sunday, Gig no.5.I donned a sparkly costume, a blue wig with daffodils in my hair and played tambourine with the Kyneton Street band as we participated in the Kyneton Daffodil Parade.
….and if this isn’t enough to let me know my life is abundant and amazing, I also won the Kyneton Netball raffle last Saturday which was a basket full of gifts and vouchers.
Having the opportunity to “Change the World” by creating musical opportunities for young people at Kyneton Primary School, adults in the Pollyphonics, use my voice to open up and be real and spread a bit of bling magic tambourine really makes me feel very lucky and blessed to be alive.