Truthfully, I really enjoy singing without the impending stress of performance, even though I have achieved a pretty relaxed attitude toward performance. We're all having fun... what can go wrong?
And even if something does go wrong, it's still fun!
And working toward a performance is a great experience, because you take the song to the next level and achieve that state.... there should be a word for it.... that birds and fish do when they move in unison. It can be ecstatic when you're in the zone. Read Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others, by Stacy Horn. It's a great read.
But there is no performance at the end of the spring session, so we can just relax and enjoy the process. So far, I plan to teach a Zulu song called Zidele Amathambo, and also a simple version of Harry Belafonte's song, Turn the World Around. And we might finally do the beautiful Kyrie that I learned 9 years ago and have never taught. Still waiting for the others. So much music, so little time! ...ha ha.
Actually, the songs have a personality, and as they say in comedy, everything is timing. So I wait until the song demands to be taught. Meanwhile, I continue to accumulate more songs, and more songs!
Like Smaug, only my jewels are songs!