Monthly Archives: March 2013

Final Elijah Wrap-Up

We’re home, and, having completed a choir rehearsal for my day job, I finally have a few moments to share some thoughts about our journey to Bethesda for our final performance of Elijah at Strathmore.  The hall was as stunning … Continue reading

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Bach at Noon, March 12th: A Moving Journey

My first encounter with Cantata No. 56 was the beautiful recording of Daniel Lichti performing it with the Bach Festival Orchestra on The Choir’s recording, “Wachet Auf!”  As a 9th grader, I tended more towards the other choral movements on … Continue reading

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Sunday Update, Updated!

I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on today’s performance over dinner and a couple well-deserved (I think) glasses of wine, and, the more I ponder it, the more I’m certain that it was an amazing experience.  To be sure, the … Continue reading

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Saturday Update

Above was my view from the first row, stage left, where several basses are stationed for Elijah.  It’s a a big treat to be near the low brass, who often are doubling our parts.  We had a full house in … Continue reading

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Friday Update

We began rehearsal tonight with the excellent news that the Bethlehem performance is now sold out, and we’re expecting a full house in Millersville as well!  This is wonderful news – we want as many people as possible to hear … Continue reading

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Elijah Update

We wrapped our first orchestral rehearsal a couple hours ago, and things are coming together beautifully.  Elijah’s been a twinkle in Greg Funfgeld’s eye for quite some time, and it’s been a great delight to witness the whole large enterprise … Continue reading

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Elijah Buzz

The Choir had a stellar rehearsal (the first hour flew by so quickly!) last night, and we’re gearing up for two orchestral rehearsals on Thursday and Friday, then the beginning of the performances on Saturday.  We’ve attempted something of a … Continue reading

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