Holiday Concerts Have Begun!
It was a cold morning on the Chesapeake Bay but when I arose very early, I looked out and saw a sailboat anchored off our community pier. Wow! They are really late in heading for the Caribbean. If they didn’t have heat on that boat, they were freezing! They had a dog was sitting on the bow of the boat, looking very happy. At least he was warm. You can always tell the boats that are heading south. They have gas cans strapped on to their deck. Lucky them! I only dream of heading south on Cantabile. Some day.
Our Encore Chorale Holiday Concerts began on Sunday with the very talented singers of Southern Maryland Encore Chorale and AACC Encore Chorale joining forces at Leonardtown Baptist Church for a big free community concert. Wonderful! And Dr. Krystal McCoy, who just gave birth to her second daughter Brenna Dorothy, was conducting. The baby was just six days old on Sunday. Now that’s dedication Krystal! But she also went to their rehearsal this week, just two days after Brenna was born. Krystal is serious about having her singers well -rehearsed! Thank you Krystal!!!!!
All our Encore singers are very excited about the concerts. The centerpiece of the concerts, The Musicological Journey of the 12 Days of Christmas, has come together beautifully. The singers are really having fun with this piece.
We have 250 singers performing together at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 23. It takes us about one half hour just to get everyone settled on stage. It is a glorious and crazy evening indeed!