With the exception of Jeanette, (baritone) Anthony's mom, probably no one has watched more POHC concerts than me. Having watched the scheduled concert at Castle Clinton and both of the ensuing impromptu concerts today, I've got to say that I've never seen the Choir have a finer day. And what a day to do it!So many memorable moments today:
- At Castle Clinton, a group of Korean tourists approached just as the Choir started Arirang. You should have seen the pleasure and surprise on their faces that an American choir was singing their song;
- So many past POHC members whom we have missed in more recent seasons showed up to sing with the Choir (or just to support it).
- Listening to and watching Bill Pierson solo on his own song, We Remember You. Bill did his solo in all three concerts, and, not only was he superb every time, but his performance became more moving each time he performed it;
- The Choir sounded awesome when it went indoors at Federal Hall. Dona Nobis Pacem, for instance, was eye-opening and the audience was a bit stunned by an example of the Choir's modus operandi: singing in Latin, Hebrew, Hindi, Lakota and Arabic;
- Watching René lead the Choir so smoothly.
On a day that meant so much to so many, the Choir showed why its mission matters and carried out its mission beautifully.
-John, Peace of Heart Board Member and "Alex's Dad"
It has become a tradition for a member of POHC to do a post-concert write-up. It started when our Sign-up Coordinator began emailing her summaries to the other members in order to entice newer members to sign-up to sing at community concerts held early in the season. It didn’t take long for Concert Write-ups to become greatly anticipated amongst our members, so we share them here in hopes that you’ll join us at a future concert.