Twenty-four hours can go so fast. When I was a wee lad, twenty-four hours seemed an interminable time to wait for anything. Christmas Eve in particular must certainly have been longer than any other day. Each year I thought Christmas Day would never arrive, as I stared at the clock willing the hands to move… Continue reading
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TU ES PETRUS. . .
ET SUPER HANC PETRAM AEDIFICABO ECCLESIAM MEAM. Translation: You are Peter [Rock], and on this Rock I shall build my Church. Those are the large letters written above the columns on the interior of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, a lovely building on Capitol Hill (Washington, DC). I was truly blessed to be invited to participate… Continue reading
Virtual Church Job
When he heard that we were moving back to Northern Virginia, David Lang offered me a position in the choir at Saint Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in McLean, VA. Because of the pandemic, this is currently a “virtual choir.” Each week, David emails us mp3 files of his organ accompaniment to the hymns, with detailed instructions… Continue reading
Bel Cantanti Choir
Katerina Souvorova is an opera Impresaria/Maestra who runs Bel Cantanti Opera, a small but tenacious opera company she created in 2003 to give performance opportunities to local operatic talent. I sang the role of Marullo and chorus in her production of Verdi’s Rigoletto in 2004, and have enjoyed seeing many subsequent productions. When the pandemic… Continue reading
Voiceover work continues. . .
I actually started doing this not long after we moved to Miami in 2017. Voice acting is not singing, but I have discovered what I consider a kind of symbiotic relationship between the two. For one thing, before spending hours in my secluded, sound-proof closet speaking into an extremely sensitive microphone, I find it best… Continue reading
I can sing!
Yes, I can sing! WordPress seemingly won’t let me add italics to the title of this post, so I repeat the affirmation here with emphasis. Lest anyone should worry that I was wallowing in self-pity or complete inactivity after reading my last post, I offer some follow-up posts to inform you of what I’ve been… Continue reading
So, can I sing?
I am not asking, “May I sing?” I am not asking, “Should I sing?” After a full year of quarantine, during which virtually all public performing opportunities have dried up, I am asking if I can still sing. Many of my artistic colleagues have asked this, as well as related questions. We have dealt with… Continue reading