Ahh...I can finally breathe and relax....the busiest week of my year is over with...and while I am really happy that it is over with, I really did enjoy it this year!
So this acts as an apology post, and a "I'm back" to the land of the living.
I play with the Orchestra at Temple Square for all of you who don't know me and are stalking the blog.
This year we had Brian Stokes Mitchell...Go ahead and google him. I really didn't know who he was before he came, but man was I impressed! He has an amazing baritone, tenor, and bass voice. What a range. He just had my opinion of a perfect voice. Not too much vibrato, pure ringing tone and wonderful charisma. For any of you who went, you can agree or disagree, but I liked this show better than last year!
Not to put in a plug or anything, but this Christmas album will be one to buy. There were many numbers that were definitely out of character for the choir; Jazzy, soulful...I loved them. There was a Broadway feel and we even did "Through Heaven's Eyes" from Prince of Egypt, Brian is the original singer of of this one! So this album is going to be amazing. Even if you aren't a fan of the Choir and the amazing, but predictable music, get this album. It will satisfy.
Ed Herrmann, Mr. Gilmore himself, was also there and did some narration. He was hilarious, off stage, and very fitting on. I will also give him 4 stars.
All in all, I'm all Christmas music charged and ready for a great Christmas.
Let it snow let it snow!