Hi All, Sorry for the lack of posts in recent weeks. I have been visiting family, going to conferences, and enjoying some down time before the busyness of fall is open us. Today I have been thinking about how important our role as musicians/ artists is in the current politics of the world. Sharing our voice in as many settings as possible can build coalitions of trust instead of tearing down hope and creating fear. I try hard not to be political on this blog. (So much so, I have considered writing a seperate blog under a pseudonym just to vent my frustrations and fears.) Our voice for singing and for sharing hope and joy continues to come back to me as more important than being right about the multiple crisis our country and world are in. I want us to strive as citizens of wherever we come from to be better people. To listen more, to hate less, to be smart about our words, and to lift up those in need.
I can't wait to get back into rehearsals with the Lincoln Choral Artists as we prepare for some amazing music in celebration of 40 years of community building. But I'm even more excited to share that joy and hope with the world.