Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2010«

Christmas through the eyes of 90-ish children

December 24, 2010


Hello to all of you, my wonderful readers, whom I appreciate more than you know. It’s Christmas Eve, and I hope that you’re all enjoying a blessed holiday season with your loved ones. This week, I’ve been hanging out in beautiful Los Alamos, New Mexico with my wife’s family, where the weather is not too […]

Santa? MY Pebbles!!!

December 17, 2010


If you’re around my age (almost 30 now…yikes!) and you watched any amount of television growing up, this commercial is probably etched into your holiday psyche. My sisters and I ran around the house on more than one occasion saying, “Ho, ho ho, I’m hu-hu-hungry!” whether it was Christmastime or not, and I’d bet we […]

Out of the mouth of babes: why opera isn’t just for fat Italians

December 15, 2010


Back in November, eight boys and eight girls from the Colorado Children’s Chorale Regional Tour Choir (RTC) played the part of the street kids in Opera Colorado’s productions of Puccini’s timeless opera “La Boheme.” As always, the kids did a fantastic job learning some difficult music, and in a relatively short amount of time gained […]

The miseducation of Josh McDaniels

December 7, 2010


DISCLAIMER: I am not a journalist, nor am I a football expert. I am- gulp- a classical musician. But what makes leaders great either on/off the field or on/off the podium is very similar, so maybe there is something we can learn from each other. — Since Josh McDaniels was hired as the head coach/grand […]

O CCC Christmas Tree…

December 2, 2010


The first week of December is always a busy time for my colleagues and me at the Colorado Children’s Chorale because it’s our production week for our “Christmas with the Children’s Chorale” holiday concerts. I’ll reflect on the music and the concerts in next week’s blog post, but this week I’d like to share a […]