As I write, Chapel Choir members around Concordia and beyond are getting ready to depart tomorrow morning on our four day regional tour. I’m among them; I’ve been packing, printing, emailing, and finishing up all the last minute things I have to do around the dorm before week’s end. At 8:40am tomorrow morning we will load the buses and head off on our grand adventure!
Tonight we sang at two of Trinity Lutheran’s Lenten services. I had a blast. Over the two services, we were able to practice a good chuck of our tour repertoire, and it felt really good to run the pieces and raise our confidence. The acoustics in the church were grand, and it was fun to get a little taste of all the concerts to come. Plus, a little introspection can’t hurt, and while I was standing up there it hit me. I am extremely blessed to be able to do something that I love and have the opportunity to share it with others. Over the next few days we get to meet seven high school choirs and perform four full length concerts. That sounds pretty cool to me; we’ve been granted some amazing opportunities here at Concordia, and I am beyond grateful.
I didn’t mean this blog post to turn into Ali being a complete cheese ball, but I’m in pre-tour excitement and the anticipation of future nostalgia is hitting me. 🙂