Our upcoming concert date: August 26th.
The date we started rehearsing songs for the concert: May 7th (approximately).
But of course, at the same time that you're practicing concert songs, you also have to practice the music that you're going to be singing at your weekly services. So . . .
The date that we learned the last of the 10 concert songs: July 16th.
I love it.
If we had thought that two months would be plenty of time to prepare for the concert, we would have been scrambling at the end and feeling unready. But as it stands now, we have 5 rehearsals left to just work on polishing and refining.
Confidence comes from feeling prepared.