We plan out our seasons well in advance. When Everyday Heroes was envisioned, well over 18 months ago, the idea was to convey, in song, that moment we see time and again—that moment when we are are all capable of being extraordinary. When we are surprised and transformed by what we, or someone else we may never have pegged as the hero of the moment end up doing because there was no other choice. It’s our “Clark Kent ripping off the glasses” moment. Only, without a cape.
And when we think of the 90 minutes you’re going to spend with us, we want to offer something unique that stays with you—whether it’s a happy earworm or an outlet for which words simply aren’t enough. We think of something lasting, not current events.
In other words, no one at VCS had any idea that this season’s concert for a cause might be “timely.” Indeed, we seem to have stumbled upon world events, even as we didn’t look to find them in our repertoire. Because in the last two weeks we have seen: [Read more…]