Spring is here! March 23.
Updated: Mar 23
Well, I think we have all made it through the first week. I hope everyone is still healthy. When it warms up and we can get out on a regular basis, at least for a solitary walk, it would help us all feel better. In the meantime here's a pic of what's to come.
I've been working on my computer skills this week, trying to figure out this Skype and Zoom thing and following choir groups in England. They are really passionate about their choirs.
I hope everyone is continuing to practise their music. You've probably learned every note of Sing On by now. I PROMISE, the day we get the OK to gather, we will have a big sing and do a concert for ourselves the like of which I am sure no one will ever have experienced.
Something new on this blog -
You may see (I hope) that you can leave a message on the blog. The first time it requires you to submit your e-mail and a password (you could use the choir password so that you remember it). Then you will be able to leave a message. If you have any concerns or needs, we are there to help. This is an easy way to let us know.
You may also receive notifications from this blog - all of this is new to me and while there has been a little bit of testing, I'm not entirely sure is works but it's worth a try.
We heard from Art and Pat Klassen this week. They are back from their holiday. Here's what Pat wrote
I wanted to send you a note to let you know that, while sad to receive the news that the NWS season was over, both Art and I are very grateful for the leadership that was provided in making, what must have been a very difficult decision.
As you know, we were in Florida and not planning to return for another week. We arrived home yesterday and were most grateful that we had a car to travel in and didn't need to try and arrange for flights. While our return home was not as planned, the drive offered time to talk and reflect on all that has happened in the last couple of weeks and on what lies ahead.
Amidst all of the uncertainty, I find myself feeling grateful for so many things ...... a home to return to, friends and family that are safe, the country we live in and the PROACTIVE leadership from our government ...... I could go on and on.
I have found the words from a hymn that I love circulating through my brain the last several days and thought I would share the first verse and the refrain with you:
"My life flows on in endless song, above earth's lamentations,
I catch the sweet, though far off hymn, that hails a new creation.
No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I'm clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?"
I look forward to singing again with you very soon. Take care.
Those of you who were with us in 2014 and 2015 may remember singing this beautiful hymn.
Thanks for this Pat. FYI video is the Mormon Tabernacle choir.
Have a good week everyone.
Message from our leader Sue
3% phone numbers
2% stuff I SHOULD know
90% song lyrics.
I guess I'm fine!