"Joy to the World" excerpt - only part of the mass choir shown in video selection.....
….busier than a puppy in a room full of rubber balls, last week ….. and just wanted to share the events ….. they were WAY cool.
Started out last Sunday leading worship at my church …… the adrenaline kicked in and I did something that I had not done in 4 or so years. It was an honor to lead our congregation in worship for 2 services in front of a really kickin’ band and a 40 voice choir that nailed their music and made it their own. I felt God was lifted up and the people joined in genuine worship.
Then, on Wednesday night, I find out that Voices of Liberty (sang with them in the mid-80s and recently auditioned to sing the Christmas Candlelight @ Disney with the 8 voice ensemble – didn’t make the final cut) were having a 25th reunion concert on Friday. Apparently, the coordinators did not have my e-mail address – no surprise – e-mail did not exist in the mid-80s. Got my hands on the music and crammed for 2 days to learn it to the point where I could sing it reasonably well in concert. And here’s the kicker …… I had dreamed of being able to sing the lush arrangements of the Christmas music once again …… and I had the opportunity to do several of the numbers …… this time with 90 or so alumni of the group. These singers are the best of the best from around the country and it jazzed me that I had the opportunity to make some of the most wonderful music I’ve ever heard. It was a (partial) dream come true. About 800 showed up for the event. It was an evening of excellence in vocal music and reminiscing with old acquaintances.