I was fascinated to witness how dozens of varied voices came together into a beautiful whole. I especially was struck by the voice of one soloist in particular (I believe her name is Emily Crawford). Lynne Morrow’s intention of peace helped set the tone for receiving the experience. The printed translations helped me take in the meaning where my unaccustomed ears couldn’t make out the lyrics or feel the message. I’m glad I got to participate in this part of my friend, Erica Peng’s, life.
Note: This was Kiran’s first ever choral concert.
I cannot tell you how moved I was by the concert at the Crowden School last Saturday. It is a pleasure to be reminded of what a really good group of fine voices can sound like, but to hear them singing selections so perfectly in tune with the times and arrangements so fresh that they bring life to even familiar pieces went beyond just pleasure to being inspirational. By the end of the “Sure on this Shining Night” it was apparent that this concert was going to be an emotional experience and with the explosive entrance of the choir after the Soulful Messiah “King of Kings” section I was simply overwhelmed.
Thank you and the entire choir for an evening to remember and an experience I will not forget.
Of course, loved the Holiday Concert
I went home to check out Warren’s “Hallelujah” on the internet, and you were way better than the You-Tubes, how you slowly built up over the course. Wow; I’m so glad I heard you do that arrangement.
I did think the Magnificat was lovely but a lot of the first half of the program was the same “tenor”–all beautiful music–and I worried about the friends I had brought. We like a little more variability. We can only take so much beautiful music. 🙂
So, those are the thoughts of a non-music person, ha! Thank you for performing again this year and in SF.