Monday, November 22, 2010

Pauline Potpourri

Mom's going to like this: Carlos Torres, the Catechist in the Corner (@CatechistCorner) was at the "geek table" Friday for the workshop Sr. Helena and I offered.
Beltway News: Our sisters in Alexandria, VA are looking forward to a benefit concert of instrumental music (Chopin, Faure, Rachmaninov and Schubert) to be held at St. Mary's Lyceum on December 6.
On the viola, Erin Nolin (formerly of the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; also played with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project). On the piano, Donna Stoering (Grammy award nominee, student of Sir Georg Solti, founder/director of Listen for Life).
December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Holy Family Auditorium (second floor)
313 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA
Free-will contributions benefit the work of the Daughters of St. Paul.

The Christian West and Its Singers: The First Thousand YearsPaul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own TimeHint, Hint: Just updated my Amazon "wish list". Sister Helena's a long-time subscriber to "Books & Culture" (and sometimes remembers to share). The issue she left in the community room featured two books that interest me intensely. One is on Paul: a reading of Paul by a classics scholar, who addresses some of the biggest modern misinterpretations of Paul. Overall, the author says, Paul is absolutely remarkable as a writer in antiquity. Then there's a book about the first thousand years of history of Christian music. (Too bad I can't read that one before our concert series begins next week! I'd really have a broad historical context for what we are doing!)

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