Yesterday, I made a quick run up to Paducah, to meet the choir at Lone Oak UMC and hear them rehearse my Christmas cantata, “There Is A Rose.” The choir, under the able direction of Beth Palmer, numbered about 25 last night. That’s small by some standards, big by others. More important, they sounded very good. (And they are are just entering the heart of the Christmas rehearsal season.)
I had a good time chatting with the folks. And it was great to hear the notes on the page come to life. Most of the time, I hear my music on recordings. That’s not a bad thing. But choral music is created to be sung live. And it’s nice to know the notes “work.”
So, thanks again to Beth and her choir at Lone Oak UMC – for choosing my work and bringing it to life this Christmas season in your community.