Author Archives: Jeffrey Carter

About Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.

Moscow – first photos

I arrived Moscow at 3.30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, March 21, after more than 24 hours of transit.

Here are first photos:

There’s no question I am no longer in Missouri!


Air Canada

I really like flying Air Canada!

And as I write whilst on a layover in Toronto, I’m grateful for:

  • books that move me to weep
  • blue skies
  • the fancy United Club card for which I pay annually, but which allows me access to Star Alliance clubs around the world
  • Morning Prayer
  • friends who schlep me to the airport at 7.30 a.m.
  • tulips
  • Wi-Fi
  • Auggie, with whom I had a tearful farewell (on my part, at least) on Tuesday
  • Bose noise-canceling headphones.

Variety Club

I am so delighted to announce that I am the next director of the Variety Children’s Choir, one of the many performing arts activities of the Variety, the Children’s Charity of Saint Louis.

Variety serves a number of children and teenagers in many ways.  One of the ongoing projects is the school-year chorus, with several performances each year.  The group is composed of students with physical and developmental disabilities in addition to other student volunteers.

I’ll be adding Thursday evening rehearsals to my portfolio of activities starting in August! And I couldn’t be more pleased!!