Tonight I begin my 19th season with the chorus. Whoa.
Sometimes, I can’t fathom how that’s even possible. I know that for 12 of those years I was a parent of a singer. I know that I’ve now been to England, Italy and France with the Chorus. I know that I’ve been blessed by being in the same company as hundreds of children and their unique and lively spirits. I know I’ve been backstage at Carnegie Hall, met Condoleza Rice and the Vice Premier of China, rubbed elbows with Maestra Marin Alsop and had my name appear in the liner notes of a Grammy nominated CD. I’ve made countless friends, listened to outstanding music and learned about composers and music history. I’ve learned new software, developed procedures and have a cadre of workers helping me now that the Chorus has grown to over 400 students. I’ve worked with a wonderful woman who is incredibly talented and truly a caring person who openly shares that with the students who all have great respect for her and want nothing more than to please her.
I am a happy camper.