Thank you for your performance Friday. I know you were all stressed about a performance so early in the year, but there was not a hint of unpreparedness or uncertainty in your set. Each piece was stellar in its own way, with chords locking in with precision and energy. Your faces on Haec dies were stunning! even though they may have all been an act!
But what I really wanted to thank you for was your performance of Abide With Me.
Not only did the song have special meaning for everyone there with it being September 11th, but that song reached me in a very personal, spiritual way. The Chamber Choir performed this piece my freshman year, and since then I have been in love with that piece.
However, you brought it to a new level. I could feel that this song was a prayer, not just a song to be performed. I closed my eyes, and your song transcended the performance at AVA and became my personal prayer.
I felt as though the choir was singing TO me and expressing my thoughts FOR me, and for the second time in my life, a piece of music moved me to tears. I was extremely proud to have been a part of that group for so long, and I am so proud for each and every one of you. I'm looking forward to even more the rest of the year.
Love to all,