“Oh lovely Art, in how many grey hours, When life’s fierce orbit ensnared me, Have you kindled my heart to warm love, Carried me away into a better world!
How often has a sigh escaping from your harp, A sweet, sacred chord of yours Opened up for me the heaven of better times, Oh lovely Art, for that I thank you!”
The Choral Art Society concert began with Schubert’s beautiful An die Musik – Ode to Music. The chorus did an admirable job last Saturday as they continued with a Mass by Schubert, a Missa Breva by a modern composer and closed with some technically challenging Handel. It was a delight to sit and listen and be transported… ‘opening up for me a heaven of better times.’
On a similar note (see what I did there?) an hour before the concert, I dropped off my flute to be repaired. The pads need replacing… and it needs a bit of a tune up. (Did it again! Sorry!)
Music has always been such an intrinsic part of my life and I miss it. Bill’s been able to sing with the Choral Art Society, but aside from hymns on Sunday (and singing to the rabbit) music has been absent. Oddly enough, I find that I really miss the technical aspects – scales and arpeggios and such. With Bill’s encouragement, I’m going to start playing flute again. Nothing serious, certainly.. but considering all that is going on in my world, a little ‘being carried away into another world’ is perhaps what my soul needs most.
Let me know when, and I’ll come down with my flute to join you!
That sounds like a plan! 😉
Doot & I say HATS off to YOU!!! ALWAYS ENJOYED hearing you play, & especially at KPC. We are going to Brad Steiger 92nd birthday on Saturday, & if I remember to mention to Lauren about your flute!!! We went to the Perinton Senior lunch today There were 12, & we knew 2 couples. They meet the 4th Thursday of the month, so will go again next month. We enjoyed our time, & the food!!! Take care, Love you