I have my own blog entry to write regarding HOW FREAKIN’ EXCITED I AM TO BE SINGING WITH ERIC IDLE IN THE COLLEGIATE CHORALE‘S PRODUCTION OF NOT THE MESSIAH (HE’S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), THE ORATORIO VERSION OF MY FAVORITE MONTY PYTHON MOVIE, THE LIFE OF BRIAN.
However, I’m also directing my students in a production of Jonathan Rand‘s one-acts, “Check Please: Take 2” and “Check Please: Take 3,” which open tomorrow night, so I’ve been more focused on that of late. Once this weekend is over I’ll be in full Not the Messiah mode and will share something a little more reflective.
But now for something completely different… I wanted to share Janet Pascal’s — my Collegiate Chorale colleague’s — blog post from the official Chorale website. She writes about humor and classical music, two topics that generally have a pretty wide gulf between them, but discusses how Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez attempt to bridge the divide. Each of us has had his or her own moment of guffaw during rehearsal when a joke within the score lands at just the right moment. For me it was noticing a subtitle for one of the movements: miserere loves company. I’m enough of a music nerd that just retyping it here made me chuckle all over again. 🙂
More to come anon. For now, though, I need to get some sleep before tomorrow’s opening.
Oh, but before I go…here’s the TV ad for our concert:
And a reminder to always look on the bright side of life: