making a concert intimate

Emotionally, I should have just a few musicians and invite one listener at the time into the room because it’s so personal.

When I’m playing small rooms for 200 people, it’s actually very liberating, because that’s how I learned to sing. I used to walk around to school, back as a child, and I would sing at the top of my lungs. In venues with 3,000 people, I did try to sing acoustically, but it wasn’t even brave. It was foolhardy. It’s just not possible.

It’s such a contradiction in a way, to have an orchestra and a choir. Because you’ve got 74 musicians and 3,000 people watching you. And we’re trying to create a one-on-one situation.

Daily News Online, 9/30/01