Spent most of the day in spring cleaning, not my idea, but sometimes someone else will veer off on an unplanned agenda. Then all one can do is to obey.
Still, not a totally uncreative day: Masterworks Chorale had a concert up at Southwest Christian Church in East Point. We had been invited by the Southern Crescent Chorale to join them in a benefit for the Southwest Christian Care Hope House, a respite care facility for medically fragile children. Good cause, not a lot of prep, so off we went.
Beside the two adult groups, we had the Newnan High Singers and the Union Grove High School Concert Choir. Both very good in their very different ways.
Union Grove “won” (not that I regard it as a competition, but I do award points based on interesting music choices) with “Flanders Fields,” a modern, complex piece based on the poem by John McCrae. No one else even attempted to stretch the audience’s ears. We did classical church anthems, and Southern Crescent did choral chestnuts. (“Va pensiero,” anyone? Although if I were going on a concert tour of Italy, I’d think twice before doing that nation’s unofficial anthem.)