I've just started A2 music, and am really worried about all the performance that's required. From what I can gather (all at grade 6 and above):
1. Solo recital (20 minutes)
2. Solo (recorded and teacher present)
3. Ensemble (not recorded, but teacher present)
4. Solo/Ensemble (not recorded, but teacher present)
5. Solo/Ensemble (not recorded, teacher not present).
The problem is that I sing (tenor) in a church choir, but that's it. I rarely/never do solos, especially not whole pieces. I'm now faced with learning and performing a good 22 minutes of solos in front of an audience. Eeek.
I managed to scrape my way through GCSE/AS by singing the tune to a few pieces we do at choir, but that really isn't possible this time round. I would get music tuition, but I can't afford it. They don't even give it free at school.
So, my question is, what do I sing? Where do I get the music? Has anyone else here been in my situation (ie, completely new to solos yet doing A2 music)? How do I put together a "themed recital"? How different is singing solo to singing in a choir?
Sorry if this sounds stupid, but I'm actually really worried. The theory and history are fine (I love doing the Bach chorales ), but performing...
Thanks in advance,