University Chorale Concert

Our concert last night went EXTREMELY well.  I feel like all of us really stepped up to the plate in a big way.  I feel really good about what we’ve done.  I especially feel like our Liebeslieder Waltzes went tremendously well.  I could not be more proud.  We did have a little misshap when our organist forgot to come on stage for “O Nata Lux.”  The first moment I think “PANIC!”  The next moment I look over at Mariah and ask her to play it on piano.  Not what I was hoping it would sound like, but it worked.

This semester conducting the University Chorale has been life-changing and a huge paradigm shift in the way I conduct and lead an ensemble.  I’ve learned a great deal of lessons, and I’m not saying that because that’s what everyone expects me to say, I really have.  The trick is making sure these lessons stick.  I’ve loved working with these wonderful people and seeing them grow.

Now the hardest part of a choir with 180 participants is getting their grades calculated and imputed.  This’ll take a while, wish me luck!

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2 thoughts on “University Chorale Concert

  1. Imagine my surprise finding out that you had a blog!

    I still have fond memories of my time with you in University Chorale. Thanks for doing such a great job. I feel like your love for us and your dedication to helping us grow, along with your humility and ability to adapt, made you the best choral conductor I’ve ever had. I still have the music from the listening lists you gave us on my play-list, especially High Barbary!

    Good luck in your future life of music! I didn’t know you did freelance composing! I hope to hear your work some day!

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