My Gift to You


If I have a talent and I could share it, it would be the joy of choral singing. The gift would come complete with 4, 6, 8 and 12 part harmonies found in the music of Morten Lauridsen (modern), Kevin Memley (modern), Franz Shubert (1800’s), Tomas Luis de Victoria (1500’s) and thousands of gifted composers.

Listen to the graceful, haunting harmonies of Morten Lauridsen’s “O, Magnum Mysterium” as sung by the Los Angeles Master Choral-

 

Or the loud, joyous, exuberant “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” by Kevin Memley as sung by my choir, The California Vocal Arts Ensemble.

And I would give the fun, silly side of music as well.

And the secular. This piece was arranged by one of our basses, Craig Updegrove.

 

Music is a language of emotion. It takes you places that pierce the mortal veil and it cradles the soul in tones indescribable.

If I could, I would give you the beauty and magic of many singing as one.

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23 comments

  1. thank you! i enjoyed every one but the final video was my favourite, truly as you say, the beauty and magic of many singing as one. how blessed you are to have this gift to share and be part of too.

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  2. Oh, I couldn’t put it any better than what Gina has said, and my fav’ is the same too 😊

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  3. Thank you, Ivor. I value your opinion!

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  4. I love my music, it’s my daily medicine ☺️

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  5. A welcome concert for a Sunday morning. Thank you

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  6. Ahh, sweet music. Thanks!

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  7. Music is truly a gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Very nice performances. The varied choral styles are presented superbly. The choruses are adaptable to the style of the piece. Thank you for sharing. You have so much to offer. I am impressed and only have Tuba sounds to offer.

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  9. I could not not share my music. And this group is very close knit. Even when we don’t get along, the music brings us right back. It is a love that is hard to describe.

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  10. I understand. I have been a part of numerous Musical Groups as a profession as well as a vocation. The ties do bind many together.
    John.

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  11. Yes, it is a love difficult to describe but easy to understand. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Reblogged this on Go Dog Go Café and commented:
    Spread joy this week with the Gift you Share, kicking off with this amazing post from gizzylaw on the beauty and magic of many singing as one, a truly beautiful gift of heavenly voices.

    Submit your gift in poetry or prose at this link https://godoggocafe.com/2018/08/25/writing-challenge-the-gift-you-share/

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  13. THANK YOU!!! This is AMAZING!

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  14. was my pleasure! thank you for sharing

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  15. It is a great gift, music, all your videos are beautiful to listen to. Thank you.

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  16. Thank you for reading and listening. Vocal Arts heads to Spain in October for the Canta de Mar International Choral Festival and Competition. This should be a lot of fun!

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  17. Thank you so much for the reblog. It means a great deal to me!

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  18. So very true, many seek solace in music, finding comfort and strength in the melody, the rhythm, and words. Beautifully true! 🙂

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  19. What an uplifting post! I really enjoyed it and have shared to a facebook page (Intimate Audio) – thank you for sharing on #SeniorSalon!

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  20. Thank you for sharing my piece. I really appreciate it!

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