Eleven comments on my previous post; and one from Leah! That makes twice that she's spoken out today!
Some are referring to a "pep talk" that I gave last semester.
Actually, I don't really give pep talks, I just speak from my heart/mind/soul and trust that what I say/feel/think connects with you.
Just so you know, I was very pleased with choir rehearsal today. The extra 5-10 minutes that the choir put forward in looking over the text of Redz Kur before rehearsal paid off in a stunning performance, even during a rehearsal period.
My, what we would be if everyone knew their part intimately! And we will, soon.
Remember what we learned today: as a group, we sounded fabulous. When I broke it down to the individual level, it wasn't solid. When the parts are solid in every soul that sings, we will be a tremendous choir.
We will continue to test; it does what it needs to do.
Our next test comes Saturday, when we sing for people who know what singing is all about. I already know that we will do a good job . . . but greatness will only come from knowing and performing from that intimate level of music making--with our bodies, minds, souls, and faces.
I can't wait.