I’ve been in choirs all my life. I remember how happy I was the first time I officially belonged to a choir. I was in the 5th grade at Rowland Elementary school. I even remember some of the songs we sang for our program. Miss Titus, our devoted teacher, would probably be thrilled that I remember the words to “The Erie Canal.”
I’ve been in many choirs since then. Singing makes me feel good. I like the social aspects of it too. It’s just plain fun. The Harmony Project, one of the choirs I sing in, is something special. It’s a philanthropic group that sings and shares. Good works have been done in Columbus, Ohio, under the banner of the “Harmony Project.” We raise money, and get to give concerts too.
Choir Directors always talk about “singing with one voice.” That is a hard thing to achieve. Sometimes, you have some frustrated singers, with better than average voices, over-singing. At times, what you end up with is different voices, not blending at all. Sometimes, it reminds me of a competition. If you have a skillful musical director, they won’t allow this to happen.
Last night at the Harmony Project, everyone was singing enthusiastically while they followed Musical director, David Brown. In the middle of it all, I said to myself. Wow, this is a once in a lifetime moment. Stay in the present, listen, to your neighbor, blend in and forget yourself.
It was one of those magical moments. One I’ll always remember. We were all one voice.
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