Friday, July 24, 2009

Johann Sebastian

This is my passive-aggressive picture (because I was too wussy to take one inside) of a vocal masters session at the Carmel Presbyterian of the events at the annual Bach Festival.

I don't know why I wanted to go to this so bad...I think the fact that it's in Carmel makes it more appealing. And a lady in our ward (pre-split) talks it up so much.

So I went by myself Monday afternoon and listened to some opera singers perfecting different Bach pieces by a master. I don't love opera but I love hearing people that are so good at what they do...both the student and the teacher were amazing.

I liked when Kendra Colton (teacher) said, "If you're going to make a mistake, make a big one." Sounds cheesy...and I know I've heard a version of that before but I liked the context she used it in talking to a soprano singing the Hallelujah Chorus. She was just telling her to go for it. If she messed up we'd all know cause it was a solo and she was loud.

So anyway, I loved going by myself and making friends with the old lady next to me.

I want to go one more time before the festival is over.

Wednesday we took the kids to a little mini outdoor brass pre-concert concert.

It was like 10-15 minutes long and they sat through it so good.It was funny to be one of the few younger people there and also to be SO underdressed (notice the people in the background).

To me...kid-friendly and outdoors means jeans. Not suits!

I took Drew w/me to a community concert last night. This one was in Seaside and not as exciting as the other events. I liked hearing "Golliwog's Cakewalk" though.

We're going to another outdoor mini concert Wed 7/29 at 7:55 at the Carmel Mission if anyone wants to come!

Hmmm....dress up? Or not.


Steph said...

We used to fall asleep listening to my mom practice her piano on our Steinway and she'd play Golliwog's. (sigh) sentimental for me. And Bach is my ALL TIME favorite composer. He makes me cry. I don't know how I never heard about this. I'm happy you got to partake! :)

Steph said...

p.s. dress up the white

Sarah said...

I want to go Shauna! I've benn wanting to go after Jennifer Lund said the spirit was so stron when she went one night and they where playing a concert about God's creation of the world. It makes me want to cray hearing about how wounderful her experiance was.