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I worked super hard this afternoon on Messiah, which feels good. I happened to run into the Chancel Choir director, Dr. Dan Grace, and begged him to play on the big choral pieces (the harpsichord part wasn't included on a couple of big numbers - Why? Because Handel could only play ONE keyboard instrument at once. Either organ or harpsichord. Mind you, the guy was conducting, too...but I digress.) Ok, I didn't really have to beg - Dan was more than happy to oblige, and now instead of just sitting there during all the big choral pieces (because I sit so well), I'll be playing. Happy, happy Brenda!
Somewhere, in between Messiah practice and the Art Show, I managed to fit in a bit of the Canto Deo concert (it was at Bethany). I sat in the back row, and quietly listened for about 20 minutes. I would have loved to stay, but other commitments pulled me away. Centered me a bit before rushing off to Denver, though, which is always a good thing.
The Bells: I get to the City and Council Building, and the guard on Floor 1 hands me a tiny key, and tells me to go up 1 elevator to the 4th floor, get off the elevator, and switch elevators to go to the 5th floor, as not all elevators go all the way up. Is that not the most ridiculous thing!? How about...directing me to the elevator that actually makes it all the way to Floor 5? Too funny. And the best part? He said all of this in a thick Russian accent - I don't know his first name, but his name badge said Kowolsofsky. Awesome. Genuine Russian accent. We shall call him Dimitri.