A reflection on our holiday concert
With our presentations in December, we continued to present familiar sounds of the season and introduce the kind of Holiday literature that is unique, but accessible. It is a happy time of the year and our concerts reflect that. The addition of Mark Reynertson’s skillful performance at the organ and Perfect Cadence of the Merit School of Music helped to make the concert at First United Methodist Church even more special and unique. Whether at FUMC with full forces or at Incarnation Catholic Church, where they were featured along with only our able accompanist, David Richards, the Singers performed with their usual confidence and professionalism.
Once again, I want to thank Karen Doty, Mike Dutka, and the crew at First United Methodist Church for their assistance, and to Ryan Dillon and Peg McMahon for all they did for us at Incarnation Catholic Church. Another special nod to Perfect Cadence and its director, Carling FitzSimmons, of the Merit School of Music for their interest and courage to join us on their maiden voyage as newly formed ensemble.
We now turn the page to the next chapter in the season, Peace Triumphant: 1945.
I’m really excited about this concert. I’m sure there will be several events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. This will be our contribution to recognize those of The Greatest Generation, who did their part to bring about a triumphant end to a horrific period in world history.
Over the next few months, I will talk more about the literature that was chosen: why and its significance. The concert will include both serious and lighter moments, but will make our audience feel inspired, uplifted, and proud. For those of us who had parents or relatives who served in the military at that time, I hope this presentation will be especially moving and meaningful. We must never forget.
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