this was what was called a professional level chorus for this presentation of haydn's "creation". this means that everyone in the choir has been paid to sing at some point but we all donated our time for this event. there was an orchestra and soloists and it really was a great evening of music.
but the music was just the setting for a lecture entitled, "can faith be green?" a very interesting discussion concerning stewardship of the planet. i'm glad that the christian community has a number of leaders who are encouraging their parishioners to be stewards of this world we have been given. as the apostle john records our lord saying, "for god so loved the world, he gave his one and only son..." this is to say that god loves what god created which includes us and the earth. we were meant to be stewards of the garden, not destructive consumers. now, even gardeners remove some trees for cultivation of the garden, so there is a balance to be sought. christian theology, though, supplies compelling resources for working out this balance.
my first public performance. took less than four months from arrival date. hopefully soon i'll be reporting on the first dollar earned for performance. that remains an elusive target right now.
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