Archive for October, 2008
So a key to singing choral music is blending your voice with the voices of others singing your part; the individuals of the choir should be unrecognizable.
In church today we were singing a hymn and the sound was the anthesis of choral singing. I could hear the hundred or so different voices behind me. It was beautiful.
Sound over all waters, reach out from all lands the chorus of voices, the clasping of hands! Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the sun, all speech flow to music, all hearts beat as one!
This past Wednesday the young adults discussed what church is for them. While I cannot put the concept fully into words, it is a community that cares for and takes care of each other.
I’ve been ruminating about and I’m mostly decided that I’m going to take a trip back to Binghamton and Vestal. I think I need to take some time to firmly leave them behind.
There is still an uneasiness for me in meeting my sole living grandparent. Simply my nuclear family has never had a good relationship with her. Ironically my nuclear family had a deep relationship with her mother, and I still feel that I should do something to honor my great-grandmother’s legacy.
But, I have to remind myself that I do by following her example of protecting my community and flock.
Grandma Henson set an example that I strive to to follow.