Our day started with a workshop for young composers. We sang through their pieces and then offered some constructive criticism..
These are the vipers you have to watch out for… :) (Marla in the middle just offered me chili-flavoured chocolate and I almost feel guilty for calling her a viper.)
Jon is working with one of the young composers. I like these sessions. There were some really creative and talented young composers in this bunch.
In the evening we joined forces with the Richard Eaton Singers and had a concert at First Presbyterian Church.
The concert went really well. It was especially nice to sing in a church acoustic. (We had gotten used to singing in theatres up until this point.)
Jon was in fine form.
We sang the world premiere of a piece by Ruth Watson Henderson.
Here is a picture of conductor Len Ratzlaff, with Ruth.
The girls with poet E.D. Blodgett. He was once poet laureate of Edmonton, and wrote the text for the piece which was commissioned for this concert.
There was a great reception after the concert.
We even made some friends.
Time to get ready for bed!
P.S. We miss you Alicia!!! John, still no baby?