Well, the Osprey are back and alas they have found their perfect perch……..the top of our sailboat mast. Again! I have come up with a name for that *%# Osprey. I am calling him or her “TOPPER.” Appropriate wouldn’t you say. He/she looks so content up there. He has a magnificent view of his/her domain. Yes, Topper is a very happy Osprey. I don’t want to even imagine what our deck looks like!
Spring on the Chesapeake Bay is such a glorious wonder. And there is something different to look at every day. I love seeing all the charter fishing boats going out at 6am sharp, and I love watching the Osprey carry their sticks across the water to build their nest. Their building skills are incredible. There are more cruise ships plying the Bay and the Wednesday night sail races have begun. All the perennials are coming up. Soon our gardens will be so beautiful. Yes, spring on the Chesapeake Bay is my favorite.
Our Encore Chorale “Best of Broadway” concerts have begun. Lansdowne Woods (formerly Leisure World) Encore Chorale performed the first concert on April 22 under the superb direction of Jeff Dokken and it was performed to standing room only. A very good start indeed. Next up is the Southern Maryland Encore Chorale concert on Sunday, May 3 where they will be joined by about 30 AACC Encore Chorale singers. Krystal McCoy will be conducting. All the chorales sound fabulous and the repertoire has been so much fun to rehearse. The audience can go out humming these great tunes. They love that.
I am busy choosing music for Chautauqua and the 2015 Holiday Season concerts. It is always a monumental job for me to choose music that will be educational, challenging, fun and enjoyable for the audience. That is the hardest part of my job. I have music stacked everywhere! But soon the piles of music will dwindle down to a stack of about 12 pieces of which I will choose about 8 selections. Eight absolutely fabulous pieces of music! I always feel badly for the ones that get left out. But there will be many many more concerts!