As you know – or have probably guessed by the look of our colorful but, um, uneven and sometimes rather interesting looking cookie table after each concert – the choir has always brought homemade goodies for our post-concert receptions. But as we’ve gotten bigger, and our concerts more complicated, that’s gotten kinda hairy.
Because basically what was happening was that our singers, especially the ones who made the really *good* stuff, were basically baking and icing and wrapping when they should have been note-pounding on Saturday morning of show night. And then there was the schleping in of the goodies in their dress blacks.
It was a lot of energy directed away from the concert on show night, particularly during our important concerts for a cause.
In May, when we had the combined choir two-show season ender, “Opera For The People” with The Reston Chorale, our beloved choir tradition finally became ….more quaint and less practical.
Enter, the wonderful folks at Whole Foods Vienna! They will be a great help to us this season – we are grateful for their generous donation and look forward to a great partnership with them, beginning with the season kick-off, which is less than two weeks away.
We also look forward to a season of singing for you. Without wondering if we turned off the oven before leaving the house en deshabille with cookies in one hand and tux/hose/dress shoes in the other…