Not a crocus is to be found yet, especially after the April Fool’s Day delivery of 10 inches of snow. What to do after visiting all the art museums (see previous post!)? My suggestion is seek refuge in music.
Through the Big Brother-Big Sister organization, I have become a Big Sister to a young girl from Searsport. On April 3, we attended a concert of the Penobscot Bay Singers held at The First Church in Belfast; performed were three choral works by Johannes Brahms. For those musically educated, the pieces were Two Motets, Opus 29, and Nanie, Opus 82. The concert was majestic and uplifting; although my little and I understood not a word sung (well, it was in German), we felt the stirring beauty of the music.
The Penobscot Bay Singers dot the Mid-Coast with these gems of concerts throughout the year and have been doing so for over thirty years. Our concert also included several songs by the outstanding Mount View Chamber Singers — including Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Elijah Rock. I am happy to report that these lyrics were perfectly clear!
Let the Music Begin,
The White House Inn