Posts from January 2017

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Windward Notes – Note-Colored Glasses (Part 1)

by WCS Blogmeister

Back in the stone age of mankind when dinosaurs ruled the earth (right before the comet wiped them out) I was fortunate (lucky) enough to perform in the All-New England Choir for two years during high school. Crazy good fun, there was always a big-time guest conductor and I got to travel to new places […]

Windward Notes – I Know Kung Fu!

by WCS Blogmeister

So here we go again, another spring season of choral music…and it’s going to be a whopper. A major work that’s 40 minutes long, an orchestra, holy jumpin’ tenors WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! No we’re not, chill out. We’re setting up to perform our ninth spring concert (where did the time go?) and the core group […]

Chorus America Impact of Choral Singing Study

by karyn castro

Have you heard the latest? Chorus America, “the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization for choruses, choral leaders, and singers,” has come out with a study recently on How Children, Adults, and Communities Benefit from Choruses. Here are some of the key findings: 1. Choral singing continues to be the most popular form of participation in […]

Windward Notes – Of Ugly Beards

by WCS Blogmeister

If you run into me around town in the next week or so your first reaction will probably be, “What ever possessed him to grow that truly hideous beard?”. The answer brings out two things worth sharing (no, it’s not musical; the only musical beards I know of are these). First, since we live in […]

Windward Notes – More From Before and Faking It

by WCS Blogmeister

Further on last week’s entry, here’s the story of the Christmas Miracle as it appeared in the local paper. A great read: Moving on, unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few days you’ve probably seen Mariah Carey’s lip syncing disaster; here’s what happened: Okay, I’ll admit it. I thought it […]

Windward Notes – Stayin’ Alive

by WCS Blogmeister

Note to the reader, this story has a happy ending… A couple weeks ago my brother-in-law was minding his own business, hanging out with his family when his heart stopped. Yup, shut right down. He’s a seriously fit 52-year-old guy and down he went. Fortunately his (now REALLY favorite) son was there and recognized what […]