Monday, June 23, 2008

Illustrations from "The Gailean Quartet" by Christine E. Schulze

This is my collection of illustrations from my newly finished series "The Gailean Quartet." This is by far my best and favorite series, so I'm working to get it published or e-published! My favorite character here is Miss Gail; don't she and Chamblain make a darling couple? But I'm glad how the other characters turned out as well, especially Amanda(whose name is now "Mandolin" in the book) and Ashlei with their vibrant colors. One of the characters, Dannyelle, never actually appears in the series, but she'll be in "The Chrysillean Solo," a sequel to the series I'm planning. Her quirkiness does remind me of Chrysillee from the Gailean Quartet though, or Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter!

I've decided to add some pictures of the REAL SWIC Choir of Fall 2007-Spring 2008, so I hope you enjoy my photography as well as my drawings1 Thanks to mom for taking the pictures that are actually during the concert!!!
The first set of pics is during the Fall 2007 performance. This was our Christmas show and included a beautiful candlelight portion during which we sang Mrs. Fleming's favorite Christmas song, "Candlelight Carol" and surrounded the audience with our candlelight. It was so peaceful and angelic. . .and then we spiced things up with the Sisteract Version of "Ode to Joy"! Also included was my favorite choir song of all time "Soon Ah Will Be Done." I could sing that one over and over and over. . .and over. . . .

This is me and my Mom. :)

The next set of pictures are from our 2008 Concert; we did a bunch of cool stuff, including the girls singing Celtic Woman's "Sail Away" as well as a fifteen-minute medley from Stephen Sodheim's "Sweeney Todd." Thanks again to Mom for filming the songs so I could make pics out of 'em!


Here we all are getting ready for the big show!

Here's us girls as we sing "Sail Away;" the song, originally written for Enya and popular to

Celtic Woman fans, was arranged by our brilliant pianist, Gail Long, herself!

Ah, at last, it's time for the most exciting part of the concert, the "Sweeney Todd" medley. . . .

Here we see Sascha Duran in her role as Mrs. Lovett singing "Worst Pies;" awesome job, Sascha!

Here's Emily, one of our brilliant narrators!

Chris Cortez, longing for the beautiful"Johanna"

Our other Mrs. Lovett, the lovely Lea Graves, singing "By the Sea."

Lindsay enchants the crowd with her gorgeous soprano voice as she sings "Green Finch and Linnet Bird."

Ah, Mike O'Maley, our infamous Sweeney, sharpens his blade as he sings "Pretty Women."

Jess Boeschen, our Toby, charms the crowd with "Nothin's Gonna Harm You."

And finally, the tragic but dramatic end of "Sweeney Todd" culminates in our final piece.

Here's our last song of the evening, a fun spiritual called "Down by the Riverside."

It's me and the lovely Miss Gail!

Finally, here's some of my favorite pics from class. Enjoy!

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