Friday, April 17, 2009

best 5 dollars

I spent the best five dollars of my life tonight. I am out at Indiana Wesleyan University in order to bring home my daughters belongings. Didn't the school year just begin?

Anyway, totally unplanned, we heard that the music department was having their Spring Choral/Orchestra performance. So we went. Five dollars each. Good buy!

Amazing talent, incredible variety, a great night! My favorite was an acappella choral piece done in Latin, "Conversion of Saul" by Z. Randall Stroope. Oh my goodness, moving! How is it that something you don't understand can move you, something you have never heard before? There was chanting, spoken Latin words, you just knew what they were saying without knowing.

Then a young soprano stepped forward and went into, "No. 14 Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" - the most amazing operetic piece I have ever seen done with a live orchestra. We couldn't tell if it was her voice we were hearing or instruments in the ridiculously high staccato sections. I loved it so much!

It was good to attend something this inspirational that I could just soak in and not lead. Good indeed!!

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