Congratulations Class of 2020 Choir Grads!
This weekend we celebrate (in section and alphabetical order):
Da Thi Hoang
This is also senior week for Feb Chris Hauptfeld '20.5.
In our rehearsal meetings this week, we celebrated our seniors by singing our Baccalaureate hymn, For the Splendor of Creation and of course, Walls of Ivy, with my (loud) recorded organ part and with the commencement celebration "crowd-sourced" video that will be part of the Online Commencement, Sunday, May 24, 2:00 PM.
Miranda Seixas '20 leads the singing of that lovely video, which includes a few College Choir seniors, current members, and alumni (Lisa Wooldridge '16, Jack DesBois '17, Juliana Kay '14).
This week we also listened together to our spring 2019 recording of And I Shall Sing, watched our December performance of Spasyeniye Sodyelal with Ronnie conducting, and listened to and sang or danced along to our January recordings of Hold On and If I Had a Hammer. Finally, we sang our choral benediction/Baccalaureate closer, The Lord Bless You and Keep You, along with our impromptu recording in a large empty church (under renovation) in Kaunas, Latvia. (Tour alums, you'll recall that town as the place where I sent Greta's sweater into a large fountain shortly after that lovely performance.)
2020 Grads, you have been a part of an amazing time of community development in the College Choir, inspiring new traditions and beautiful musicianship among all of us. We will miss you, so very much.