Monday, March 19, 2007

stellar

Yesterday Elisabeth von Trapp performed in concert as a benefit to aid the Invisible Children of Uganda. I was on the planning committee for the concert, so this event was the culmination of many months of work. I am happy to report that it went off without a hitch (unless you consider that Elisabeth, her husband and accompaniest, Erich Kory, had to get to Nashville from Vermont by way of Raleigh, NC, due to blizzard conditions in the northeast!). More importantly, though, was the beauty of the concert. Elisabeth is a down-to-earth person with a natural style and a beautiful voice, and the concert was absolutely delightful. She sang some "Sound of Music" favorites (encouraging us to sing along), told some family stories, and shared some of her own compositions. She also graciously invited the adult and children's choirs of the hosting church to join her for several numbers, one of which was a favorite canon of mine, dona nobis pacem. What a treat it was to hear that done so exquisitely, and then discover that it was also on one of her CD's (that I am now happy to own). It was a great afternoon, and this in spite of not having my usual Sunday nap! Afterward Ken and I went to dinner with a friend who was visiting from out of town and staying with us. We had a fabulous meal at P.F. Chang, and wonderful conversation. All in all a stellar day!

Today I am learning to decipher Quick Books Pro to help Ken out with his business, and tend to a few other assorted details. The beat goes on, as they say! How lucky for me that I can keep my beat going along with Elisabeth von Trapp's lovely voice, now installed on my computer...

2 comments:

Gail said...

Oh you are a brave girl to take on Quick Books. Good luck!
Gail

Jayne said...

So glad to hear that it went so well! I would have loved to hear her. Will write soon! Hugs!

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