Emotionally, I am screwed tomorrow. It will be a great time to see this man cry. "Why" you may ask... Because after three long and fantastic years of being the Music Director for the Corvallis Community Choir, we will be having our final performance together. I feel that this choir is my adopted child. I found it tired, starved, and confused. With much love, sometimes "tough love", and hard work, the choir grew. It grew in numbers, musically, and most importantly in joy. There is nothing like seeing people walk away from a rehearsal with a smile on their face knowing that they worked hard and loved it.
And what makes this hard also is how much i have been changed from this relationship. No matter how much this choir changed and molded to what it is today, I was transformed more. One can not overstate they transforming power of music and surrounding yourself with people to care and love you. i will never forget the the music, the love, and especially the people that have been so close to me in the last few years.
Thank you CCC. I will cherish this last time to make music with you.