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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Concert Mania

Hello Funkymaninites,

The reason I started this blog was to keep friends and family up-to-date with what I'm thinking about and what I'm doing. I've done plenty of the former, now for the latter. Over the next couple of weeks, I am super busy with performances of my choral groups. Here's a rundown:

Dana Hall School - Ah, my first priority. This coming weekend is Parents' Weekend, which for me means four performances in 24 hours. I have a 6th Grade Chorus, a 7/8 Grade Chorus, a High School Chorus, a Chamber Choir, and a Gospel Choir - all who are performing this Thursday and Friday. The ladies of Dana Hall will be singing their hearts out. If you want more info on Dana Hall School, click here.

Confirmation - 8 years and going strong, my gospel ensemble is still rehearsing every week. Last week we sang at a church that I could write TWO blog entries about. It was the single-most bizarre church experience I've had to date. Maybe next week. Up this week - the Archdiocese of Boston presents the Black Catholic Revival, at which we have sung at almost every year of our 8 year history. (I'm a former Black Catholic myself - good peoples). If you want more info on Confirmation, click here.

Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir - The powerful 170-voice choir has a big concert on Friday, November 30, but before that we will be singing at the World Unity, Inc. Gala Event at the Boston Marriott on November 9. No, I will not be taking 170 people. Just a special 30 or so. If you want more info on World Unity, click here. Also, this choir is mounting a tour of the East coast in February - Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., etc.

Dana Hall Gospel Choir - This year the choir is 75 strong - yes, all girls. We are honored to get to perform at the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference in December. Good times! For more info on the POCC, click here.

Dana Hall Chamber Singers - We just released a CD - "Amor Caritas," we have a performance for the National Association of Boarding Schools in November, and we have a concert tour of Greece planned for March 2008. For more info on TABS, click here.

All of this is going on, and I'm ACTUALLY considering a career change. Can you imagine? I can. I love my life, my work, and the people I work with, but I was born with this glitch that makes me want to climb higher and higher, and for me that means new experiences. No guarantees, but we'll see what happens.

Stay tuned!

- Funkyman

(P.S. - Of course, you know when the blog gets serious, hilarity will ensue next week!)

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