Monday, November 12, 2007

Musical Weekend

It's been a busy weekend for music!

Chamber Choir, conducted by Wonderful Husband, had their first concert of the year on Saturday night. The music was all connected by themes of water and the sea, including "They that go down to the sea in ships," by Herbert Sumsion, two settings of "Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks (Palestrina and Howells) and a wonderful memorial piece for the victims of the Estonia ferry disaster by Jaarko Mantjarvi, called "Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae." It was a very powerful concert to sing, and the music peaked at exactly the right time. I am so proud of the success that WH has found with this choir; I have learned so much from him about music and the art of successful performance.

On Sunday afternoon, WH sang in a men's choir concert at our local concert hall, so I went and sat in the audience with a very dear friend of mine. It was a fun concert, and the choir sounded great. We took dear friend out for coffee afterwards and then came home and cooked a nice cheese fondu to celebrate the various musical successes of the weekend.

In honour of Canadian Remembrance Day, I'm off work today. It's nice to have the day to get some housework done and rest. We're back in rehearsal for Chamber Choir tonight in preparation for singing the Vivaldi "Gloria" in early December.

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