And so Vienna Choral Society’s 2010-2011 season is ended. Songs about want and hunger of all sorts that still managed to be uplifting provided the theme of our October concert, and December brought us out of the cold and into a ski lodge, where – golly gee! – there was a piano and a bunch of fabulous people who knew all the holiday standards. The CD of our March concert, Aesop’s Fables, features the delightful (and delighted) squeals of a toddler who was evidently enjoying all the silliness, and the expert story-telling (“story-showing?”) of Sabrina Mandel and Mark Jaster added to the fun.
We ended our season last Saturday with A Celebration of The Life at Vienna Presbyterian Church. The beautiful space was a perfect match for the soaring music, and indeed was an important component of the concert, as we used the balconies and the eaves to compound the harmonies, oboe and harp. But it was Clif Hardin’s Requiem that was the centerpiece of the evening. It was an amazing experience to perform it, and judging from the reaction of the audience, it was an amazing experience to hear it. Thank you, Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax, Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, and the orchestra for joining us. We want to sing together again. Soon.
Look for us at Viva Vienna! Next Saturday at 6:15. And please consider singing with us next season: it’s even better on the risers!