A day filled with live music for me. Choir this morning – we sang Vaughn Williams’s setting of Rossetti’s “Silent Noon”, and Ysaye M. Barnwell’s gospel-inspired “Spiritual”, along with leading two other songs from the hymnal. I’m feeling much more comfortable in my efforts to read – and sing – music.
This afternoon (lovely and sunny, warm like a summer afternoon) I went to see a coworker perform in the Amherst Chamber Orchestra (Amherst is a suburb here, nothing to do with Emily Dickinson – it is also home to the world famous Amherst Saxophone Quartet). Very exciting for me – I have not had much experience going to classical concerts.