Going to have the Midnight Mass Marathon this evening . . . we do a "pre game show" while folks who haven't been since last year are trying to find seats. We'll play and sing traditional motets and carols for 1/2 hour before the service. You don't realize how long 1/2 hour is until you have to sing!
Both my husband and I play in the handbell choir AND sing in the Traditional Choir. There are two other handbell ringers who sing, too. So there's a lot of scampering back and forth as the singers run to take their places at the handbell table, and vice versa. Somehow we will survive, we always manage to.
1/2 hour? Before Midnight, we're singing for an hour - including the Poulenc "Gloria" (God, help us. St. Cecilia, pray for us). And then some of us are singing the 5 pm with the brass quintet and then 10 am tomorrow. Being in the choir at the Mother Ship is a lot of work. I'm not in the bell scholette, but they're joining us, too.
Tomorrow - two martinis and bed.