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Singing!

Singing last night was really glorious. One of the Northside singers has been stopping by occasionally bringing a box of Norumbega Harmony books, and whenever he does, we dive right in. Last night, I got to lead "Boston" and sing "Jubilant," two of my favorites, both of which are in Norumbega. And I found out that Norumbega has "Heroism," which is a fancier fugue setting of the same poem as "Bunker Hill." Next time the Norumbega comes out, I'm going to lead that.

Also, we had guests! There was this guy from New Jersey who'd been on the West Coast and was traveling back across the country by train, so he made a pit stop in Chicago to sing with us. And there were these two kids from University Chorus, lured in by having sung a few shape-note tunes in their recent concert, so well done lcohen! I hope they come back for the Passover singing next week. They were fun to have along.

I'm off to God's Own Country for the seder weekend. Tonight, I dine with Little Sister Pony in Cambridge. Yay!

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dot_o_choillmor
Apr. 6th, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
You always make me smile when you talk about singing :-)

Have a good weekend!
meckinock
Apr. 6th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
Happy Passover, Pony.
elliska
Apr. 8th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Sounds awesome! Have a great time!
lcohen
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)
do you recall names? yay!

also, happy pesach--i hope you had a wonderful time!
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frenchpony
Jun. 8th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
Re: OT: Piano lessons in Chicago?
Well, it kind of depends where they're living in Chicago. The city is a big place. They could absolutely get in contact with the music departments of the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, perhaps Roosevelt or DePaul as well. A lot of music students there give lessons to kids as a way of picking up some extra income, and the department secretaries are usually pretty good about matching people who want to give lessons with people who want to take lessons.

Also, the Old Town School of Folk Music would probably be able to help out. They offer lots of instrument lessons, though they might be a bit pricey.
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