I’ve been listening to that 2006 recording of We Once Beheld Again the Stars like over and over.
It’s beautiful. Full sound, balanced parts, dynamic contrast. Everything about it just seems to be perfect. It’s music like this that reminds me why I sing and why I’m still in choir.
I was talking to my brother about all this. In 06, they had SO many good people and i don’t say good lightly. Good as in like Jen Wang, Ester, Matt all those choir gods. Put that all together with a bunch of people who originally didn’t care, but were inspired by those that did care and you get awesomeness. We don’t have choir gods, and we’re not inspirational. No one cares because they don’t feel like they have a reason to, because they haven’t had a taste of what creating amazing music feels like. I don’t know how we could possibly fix that, but i see a lot of stressful rehearsals in the future.
i’m glad i can relate to more people now.
The thing is though.. when my brother was in choir.. he never thought of himself as inspirational or just amazing.. he just had a passion for music. I think we have thaat same passion, the passion to create amazing music. I’m sure in 06.. there were people who were just complacent and not motivated about anything related to choir.. but we focus too much on those people in our year than the “choir gods”. We as seniors, as the role models need to just be passionate, we need to be the “choir gods” because honestly, i think we have the talent, we have the abilities, we just don’t have the right attitude about it. And i’m sure there were hard rehearsals.. there has never been a year where we didnt have hard rehearsals, not even freshman year.. believe it or not. I love choir, i love the music, i love the family-feel, i love the people, and i love mrs. wions. We have to think of our year as the NEXT CHOIR GODS because with the right positive attitude.. we will be! (it’s in our GENES!!!)
THIS <3 … our obsession with choir <3 i love it