]I am fortunate to live in Columbus. Why, because I am in a group called the Harmony Project.
Today, we gave a concert that we’ve been practicing for since February. It’s now July 18.
With a group of 200, we sounded really good. It was just fantastic. I’ve been in the group for 2 years, and this particular concert was the best ever.
Nobody in the group has to audition. I’ve listened to a lot of people in the group sing, and I haven’t heard anyone who can’t at least carry a tune. Some of the people in the group are musicians, and naturally some are better than others. Others are just ordinary people like me.
The director of the group, David Brown, is the secret ingredient. I don’t know how he does it, but this guy is loaded with charisma. Not only does he have charisma, but he has the largest heart in the world. He knows how to motivate others, and let me tell you, he does it. You can attend a rehearsal feeling horrible, but by the time you leave you feel optimistic again. It’s like having a little shot of positivity.
He started the choir because he wants to help other people. There’s nothing more to it. He wants to raise money to help people and the city of Columbus, Ohio. He uses the choir as a vehicle to do this. We sell tickets to the concert, but in the meantime we all have to do some kind of “sharing” project. Some people share more than others.
There are other fundraising projects and big sponsorships that are now in the mix.
One of the things, we as a group, want to do is end homelessness. We raise money for the Columbus Shelter Board, and we’re doing it. Not only that, we’re including people who are getting second chances into the choir.
You know, all of them are really talented in their own ways. Most of the ones in this particular group, the Unison Project, had responsible jobs before they were down on their luck. You can see all their leadership skills and creative talents blossoming again. It’s a great thing to watch.
Anyway, we had a concert tonight, and it was beautiful. The crowd loved it. We loved the crowd. It was great!
It doesn’t hurt that there are some professional musicians in town who are in the band that accompanies us. They are all fantastic!
There’s one more concert on Thursday. Then it will be over, but only for a little while. We’ll have another concert in September.
I’m glad David Brown decided to make Columbus his home.
Addition: Tonight there was another concert! I had the most fun I’ve ever had. What an enthusiastic audience. It was great!
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