Narcissus' Echo

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006


As part of a series of preparations for the Triduum, the Mission Church Choir had a 1 hour 45 minute practice session for Holy Thursday tonight. I found myself next to the lead soprano. When she sung the descant in some of the songs (e.g. ubi caritas deus ibi est), it was so beautiful my eyes watered. Imagine yourself singing your part (being a baritone, I was assigned to augment the bass tonight. Ouch!) and having the equivalent of Charlotte Church singing soprano next to you. Except that our lead soprano sounds better: her voice has this "flutey" resonant quality to it. Believe me when I say her voice can make statues weep.

And, oh, she looks like Evey Hammond too.

What a treat.

All right, time to hit the sack--I only had 2 hours of sleep last night.

Sweet dreams.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Pope John Paul II remembered

It's hard to believe that it has been a year since the passing of Pope John Paul II.

From the archives, here's a video tribute created from photographs from the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center at L'Osservatore Romano:

Click on the image below or on this link.

Pope John Paul II
May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005