Greetings dear choristers!
Welcome to Choir: Spring 2017 edition!
After a first-week (which I missed) and a snow-week, we are officially back!
It was a great night, very full of new and old faces, and a surprise spelunking expedition. Seriously a great and fun night.
I spotted some new faces as I sheepishly snuck into the alto section a tad tardy. Welcome new choristers, and hope to officially meet you soon!
Alas, we also celebrated, with food, drink*, and stories, the news of Gordo's retirement.
Fear not that his talents will be neglected: the inside scoop says that he has already been recruited by the Arbor Acres Sharps and Flats!
Confirmed: we will be kept apprised of any upcoming concerts to ensure that his many fans will be in attendance.
(Though as a former Southern Baptist I always suspect there's a flask hidden somewhere in any Presbyterian choir loft ;)
The Organ Tour:
Whilst the organ is under repair, it is open for super-secret private tours!
If you are able*, I highly recommend journeying to the center of the pipes with Susan.
My only regret is that I didn't take video. The pictures don't do justice to the size and scale, and Susan is a great tour guide, with all sorts of technical and musical and historic information. Very very cool to hear a musician talk about an instrument she loves playing!
*the only catch: it does require some climbing ability. 9 days out of 10 I wouldn't have been able to do it, so I'm so glad I was having one of those 1-in-10 good days this week! For this reason, I don't think I'll be able to go back up, but if someone wants to take pictures/video, let me know and I can post them on a future blog edition.
Christus Paradox. Yes. This week. The 22nd. Confirmed.
Despite the assurances of M. Dodds... "it's an easy piece!" "piece of cake" "we'll be great!" I have the recording on repeat the rest of the afternoon...
Of note: there is a lengthy in-depth commentary attached to the sheet music, from which we learn -
It's an exceedingly thoughtful text, reflecting on some of the many names of Christ.And.... that's as far as I got, while the Tenors were working on their parts.
M. Dodds would like to remind us that the 6:30 rehearsal begins at 6:30. Also, the 8:15 Sunday morning rehearsal begins at 8:15.
Mea culpa. Add "on-time to choir" to my resolutions. And probly to "Lenten goals", as well.....
Seeya Sunday (or soon)!