Grab bag: new news, old habits

Making wishes come true

  • It is, inevitably, humbling to show up for a routine gig and become a part of someone else’s story. That happened today as we performed at the Prudential Center at a free gig; at the end of the second set, we helped to make Victor’s wish a reality. When I think about how we take performing for granted… I don’t think I’ll take it for granted any more.
    (tags: tfc christmas)

Grab bag: Royalty madness

Grammy-nominated blogger

The Grammy nominations for 2009 are out, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus is on the list (along with Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, of course). Our recording of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe with the BSO under James Levine got the nod.

I was kind of hoping that our Brahms Requiem recording would be nominated–it’s certainly a more prominent chorus role, and I think it’s one of the best recordings available of the work. But I’m not complaining.

The only question is: do I put “Grammy nominated” on my resumé now? (Of course not, but it’s fun to contemplate.)

Update: I would be doing my BSO colleagues a disservice if I didn’t note that the album is also up for Best Engineered Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance.

Grab bag: Farewell Charlie, IE6 go now