Would you believe it? I joined a choir.
And not just any choir. The First Presbyterian Church choir, otherwise known as, “Big Blue”.
My wife, the musical half of this family, really wanted to sing in a church choir. She also wanted her spouse to sing with her. That’s where I come in.
Now you have to realize just how big a commitment this really represented. In my top 5 lifetime achievements (running a marathon, climbing Mount Everest, becoming President, winning the Nobel Prize) was singing in a choir in front of a few thousand people. Needless to say, my nerves were a bit rattled.
But Sarah is ever the faithful coach and encourager. And with her help, I made it through the “audition” and was placed with the second tenors. After three weeks of choir practices, we were cleared for our first church appearance.
This morning, I was fitted for my Big Blue robe. Trying on the robe for the first time… I could feel the power coursing through my veins. I was like the choir version of Darth Vader, sans light saber and breathing apparatus. In fact, as I gazed at myself in the men’s changing room, I could hear John Williams’ excellent choral music from The Phantom Menace in my head.
Yeah, it was show time.
- a good translation is found here
- no, this is not actually a recording of us!