Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm back!

Back from retreat and back to the sound studio for a really exciting project. I have a few bars looping through my head (going on two hours now); appropriately enough, it is the "Ave Regina Coelorum" ("Hail Queen of Heaven," the chant for today's feast of the Queenship of Mary). This is one of the chants featured in the upcoming album, currently without a title (not even a working title!). Today we reviewed some of the music, practiced our Latin pronunciation and spent close to an hour in a photo shoot with Sr. Mary Emmanuel. She posed us this way and that, in this setting and then in another one. I was rather anxious the whole time, not just because of my sneakers (she wasn't doing feet, thankfully!), but because I was wearing the wrong color blouse (pale blue instead of beige!). I don't know how that's going to turn out. I didn't bring my beige blouse with me, thinking I could borrow one. (I didn't know that the photo shoot was today.) As the project continues, we hope to be keeping our choir blog up to date; maybe Sr. Emmanuel will provide some of those photos we smiled for today...

1 comment:

Fred said...

Glad you are "back"... as if you were far away...you and your sisters were in our prayers here in Georgia! The packing is underway and the leave taking is beginning...I am supposed to appear at the end of all the masses this weekend for a little "farewell" celebration with finger food tonight and coffee and donuts tomorrow...just so people can say their goodbyes. I have already received tons of cards and notes...and the bulletin board that had your welcome in June has a picture of me and some very nice words...I will arrive in Chicago on September 5, after visiting family in Nashville and celebrating mass for the Daughters of Charity in Evansville IN where my cousin lived for the last 15 years of her 75+ years as a Daughter. She was a great lady and much loved by her sisters.
With your other readers, I am thrilled to have you back with us...you're like orange juice...an essential part of our morning health.
Blesssings...
Father Fred, cmf