Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Writer's Block

I have been working on a post for a popular choir and it has turned out to be too much work. I finally realized it's because I really don't care much for this CD. Since I can't say something nice I won't say anything about it at this time. Maybe it's a lovely CD and it's my mood that's making it seem unlikable. Maybe I'll like it better at another time so I'll save it. The name will be secret for now in case I hurt someone's feelings.

I've been putting in a lot of overtime at the office for the past week and that has really gotten in the way of my writing, but I have a special post that is almost ready.
Meanwhile, I just wanted to mention this. The Pacific Boychoir took home a Grammy award this year for their participation in the recording of "Mahler: Symphony No.8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10". Two other choirs shared the award, The San Francisco Girls Chorus and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

Their competition included the Chattanooga Boys Choir who sang on the recording "Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortileges".

So it was a pretty big year for boy choirs. That’s really encouraging and I would like to give a big cheer for both of them.
I'll be back in a day or two.


  1. Hi Larry.

    You've really got my interest about that CD you don't like!! I'm desperate to know who it is? Is it that Kings CD I recommended to you? LOL, I don't think you should be afraid of causing an offence - it's your blog about your thoughts, likes and dislikes. We can't always agree but I think we are all grown ups.

    I must start investigating some of the American Choirs you write about - I did look up some ABC stuff on YouTube but it didn't grab me (as WSK doesn't). Can you recommend a good starting place on YouTube or elsewher?

  2. Hi Andy,
    I hope you'll like the American Boychoir. They do a lot of different types of music. Here's a couple of links.

    This is Amazing Grace from the American Boychoir's CD "Hymn". It gives a good example of their smooth harmonies.

    This one, Here I am Lord, was shot live with shaky-cam so the sound quality isn't great but it's good to see the boys singing.

    P.s. email me and I'll tell you which choir I didn't like.

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  4. hi just here came accross this blog, glad you enjoy the Palestrina choir. their cds can be got from their website . The choir is going on tour of the east coast of america in june and shall sing on st patricks in new york