Archive for November 4th, 2008

Election Day!

November 4, 2008

PolAt last, it’s almost over! I don’t expect the 2012 campaign to fire up until at least next January.

The polls were more crowded than I’ve ever seen them. Which is saying almost nothing; I probably had to stand in line for all of five minutes. That is one of the advantages of living in a small town. Despite the Small-Town Values that I must thus possess, I voted for Obama.

Is it more funny or sad that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will certainly have the most intelligent and insightful commentary of the evening?

Me In Concert

November 4, 2008

In case some early music fan in the greater Boston area happens to stumble on this in the next few days: the group I sing with is having concerts this weekend. The other singers are generally better than I am, so I expect it to go well—

Concordia Consort & Ars et Amici vocal ensemble
   “Sweet Harmony / Dolc’ Armonia”
Sacred & secular vocal & instrumental music from England & Italy
*  anthems by Gibbons, Tallis, Byrd
*  madrigals by Byrd, Morley, Verdelot, Arcadelt, Gabrieli
*  motets by Marenzio, Scarlatti, Palestrina
*  instrumental works by Dering, Tye, Byrd, Bertali, Gesualdo

Ars et Amici
        Eileen Cecilia Callahan & Beth Spaulding, sopranos
        Sheila Beardslee & Sue Delaney, altos
        Craig Thomas & Jody Wormhoudt, tenors
        Michael Lauer & John Nesby, basses
Concordia Consort   Sheila Beardslee, Christine Alderman, Janet Gibson,
        George Mastellone & Brian Warnock, recorders
Two performances:

Friday, November 7 at 8:15 PM
    Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord
    $15 suggested donation; $10 students, seniors & R/EMM members
    Info:  978/264-0584  or http://www.arsetamici.org
Sunday, November 9 at 4 PM
    Wakefield Town Hall Opera House, 2 High Street in Sanbornville NH
    $15 suggested donation; $10 students, seniors
        Proceeds benefit ongoing Opera House restoration
    Info:  603/522-0126 or 603/522-6349