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Auditions for Albany Pro Musica for 2018-2019 Season

TROY, NEW YORK       Albany Pro Musica announces auditions for the 2018-2019 season which will include a performance of Benjamin Britten’s monumental work War Requiem with the  264 more words


O God Beyond All Praising

Something for the weekend.  O God Beyond All Praising.  Written by Michael Perry in 1982, it served as the recessional hymn at the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on February 20, 2016.  24 more words

Returning to Cheltenham - In the bleak midwinter, part 3

It was Gustav Holst who brought the childhood memories flooding back. Until then, it had just been another day on our midwinter break.

We decided to visit Cheltenham to indulge my daughter F’s shopping habit – within reason. 753 more words


In the bleak midwinter

We are still in the 12 Days of Christmas and I am still posting Christmas carols to celebrate. Today’s carol is In the Bleak Midwinter,  69 more words


In the Bleak Midwinter

Tomorrow is Christmas, a holiday that in the English-speaking world owes a lot to the English Victorians in conception, which gives me an excuse to present once again the words of the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti, this time in the guise of her popular and explicitly Christian-religious Christmas song… 328 more words