March 17, 2014
The weeks seem to sort of blur together, to be quite honest. We didn't do a ton this week. Most of it was spent practicing and trying to see people who ended up not being home or whatever. The performances this week were pretty good though.
Oh! If you were wondering, our set list usually was as follows:
Summertime (Porgy and Bess, Sister H)
Go Down Moses (with all the bass power he can muster, Elder V)
O Sole Mio (in true opera form, Sister H)
Go the Distance (Moi, piano solo)
God help the outcasts (Sister H)
So Close (Elder V)
I'll Follow You into the Dark (Moi)
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Sister H...yes she has a lot of music but we're working on it)
Smile (Sister H)
Postcards from Far Away (Me)
I Dreamed a Dream (Elder V)
On My Own (The lonely alto in myself cries out!)
Bring Him Home (Elder V and I trade off from it being a piano solo and a vocal thing)
Were You There (Sister H and I, duet)
Abide With Me, 'Tis Eventide (All three)
While the hero of the night is Elder Castro with his amazing page turning :) We actually had a few people sit down this week and listen for the majority of the set. We're learning a few more, like Feelin' Good and Foggy Day in London Town and Try a Little Tenderness and Make them Hear You, so we have a bit more variety. It's really cool to see how the atmosphere changes though, as we shift from our lighthearted stuff into "Bring Him Home" and into the more spiritual set. The Spirit was there super strong, especially on Friday. It was an amazing chance to bear testimony to the people around us that God does hear and answer our prayers and that Jesus Christ really does live. It was a powerful experience for me.
We are also putting together a ward Easter program using predominately the Bible videos (WHICH ARE AMAZING, you should totally go watch them. They're straight out of the KJV, and the church has done a really really good job on them.) So that was most of the week. It rained a lot on Tuesday and Saturday, and we are looking forward to a sunny week at least!