I am a horrible person and forgot to post this on Saturday as I got busy with other projects.
On Saturday the new musical theater majors in the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts sang for faculty. This was the first time they had heard each other sing. Us too.
A good time was had by all.
This blog entry showed up on Facebook on Sunday, and I was blown away by a most loving description of one of the huge reasons I go to church.
I Go to Sing
Lindy Thompson says
but most of all,
it’s the collective in-breath before the first sound is made,
the collective drawing upon the grace of God,
the collective, if inadvertent, admission
that we are all human,
all in need of the sustaining air, freely dispensed,
all in need of each other to get the key right and not sound discordant –-
it’s the hidden life-celebration
in the act of making a joyful noise,
Read the whole thing. Then read it again.