Happy Easter Monday, Music Nerds!

I Survived HW 2013

And Happy Passover to everyone still celebrating! A few years ago when I began my church organist job in Boston, I started a tradition of making a Badge of Completion to share with everyone involved in the church marathon that … Continue reading

The Bells Ring Remembrance

When I sat down at my computer this morning for my customary Facebook-and-coffee routine, I saw that many friends were posting tributes to the victims and heroes of 9/11. As I pondered what would be a good musical tribute for … Continue reading

Lost Chords, Found: Cantata Singers Perform Schnittke and Pärt

Cantata Singers: The Astonished Breath Saturday, January 21, 2012 Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for Mixed Chorus Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe When I was growing up, my family had a sheet music collection stashed near the piano, full of show tunes, old-timey … Continue reading

Royal Wedding Watchers, Here’s The Music You Missed!

I know, I know – you thought everything there was to cover about the royal wedding had been covered: the dresses, the hats, the guest list (and who wasn’t on it), etc, etc. The music chosen for the ceremony hasn’t been … Continue reading

Mission Accomplished: Holy Week and Easter!

Happy Easter Monday, Music Nerds! Happy Passover and Happy Spring, too! I’m tired but content today, having successfully completed another Holy Week in my role as church organist/choir director (Here’s the post-game wrap-up from last year!). For those of you … Continue reading

Naked and Singing, Making Life Worthwhile

Boston Symphony Orchesra featuring Bryn Terfel: Music of Richard Wagner, Saturday, October 1, 2010 Cantata Singers Chamber Series: Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sunday, October 2, 2010 I didn’t expect to find much of a common thread between the two … Continue reading

Not With A Bang, But A Hymn: Cantata Singers Presents Songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Cantata Singers Chamber Series Vocal Solo and Ensemble Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams Sunday, October 3rd, 2:30pm Longy School of Music 1 Follen Street, Cambridge, MA Admission: $20 at the door, or click here to purchase Earlier this year, I … Continue reading

Another One Bites the Dust

Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the “Your Own Show” competition! I got over 1200 votes, which is not bad for a last-minute entry, I think! A short time ago, music nerd Andy brought to my attention that … Continue reading