Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Boom...and Life Changes Again

Funny thing about life...just when you get comfortable with things the way they are, boom...life changes. You're in college, dating, having fun and then, BOOM, you're married.  You get used to each other's quirks and settle in to marriage and BOOM, you're parents.  Snap your fingers and BOOM, your kids are grown and gone and maybe you're divorced.  Get comfortable with your job responsibilities and BOOM, you've retired. 


Yes, I've retired and it's not exactly what I thought it would be.  I'm doing a lot more traveling and a lot less singing.  I really thought I'd be in at least three choirs now and doing the occasional side gig,  Instead, I'm enjoying traveling and not really missing the singing.  

Singing has been my salvation and my passion for the last 35 years and suddenly, BOOM, its not so important anymore. (Oh, someone please wash my mouth out with soap)!

So, Jubilate is having a concert and I'm not singing.  How weird. Instead, I'll be in the audience listening and clapping like crazy.  

The concert is this coming Sunday, May 18th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1385 Spring Lane, Salt Lake City, Utah. Time is 7:00 pm and admission is free, though contributions are gladly accecpted.  The St. Vincent de Paul Schola is also performing.  I miss singing with them also, but I do enjoy being able to travel without worry about concert scheduling.

This doesn't mean I've quit singing entirely.  I'm definitely doing the 9-11 concert and maybe Summer Singers but as soon as the 9-11 is over, I'm off again for another two months to see relatives back east.  

Here's a map to the church and a picture:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bringing Art Out of the Museum

The Rijksmuseum museum in Holland had an idea: Let's bring the art to the people
and then, hopefully, they will come to see more - at the museum.

They took one Rembrandt painting from 1642, Night Watch and brought to life the characters in it, placed them in a busy mall and the rest you can see for yourself.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Grammys Are Not All About Twerking, Thank the Gods!

There's a brand new Grammy Award this year concerning music educators.  Here's the teacher who won the 2014 Grammy Music Educator of the Year Award:

Congratulations Kent Knappenberger!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Not Much of Anything

I'm sitting here at 11:15 pm (mountain time), watching "What About Bob" for the zillionth time and knitting my zillionth pair of socks.

It's snowing again and will snow again tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeping in this petty pace from day to winter day, to the last syllable of recorded precipitation....and so on.

We haven't had the temperatures that the east has seen though, so I should be THANKFUL I live in the mountains of Utah.  Here, it's at least 15 degrees F.  On the brighter side, I get to wear all those warm, hand-knit winter socks.

I saw some awesome pictures of the result of the polar vortex in Chicago on Huffington Post.  Ummm, global warming???

Jubilate rehearsals begin again on the 13th.  Winter has a long way to go, but I can start thinking of spring with the music for our spring concert.  Short sleeves, no bulky coats, flipflops and driving on DRY roads.

Reality vs fantasy in one picture:

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wishing You a Happy and Musical 2014!

The Fantastikids sing Happy New Year for your enjoyment!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Christmas to All

The Salt Lake Children's Choir singing "Still, Still, Still."  My oldest daughter is an alumnus of this choir and I still remember those wonderful concerts and sweet voices.

May your Christmas be happy and bright.