Thursday, April 1, 2010

High up in the Swiss Alps, tucked into a remote valley, is the monastery of Saint Bernard. The roads up the mountain are only open for a short time each summer and access to the monastery requires dogged determination, but in spite of their isolation the monastery manages to maintain a well known choir.

The Choir of Saint Bernard’s has met with howling success all around the world.

Their latest CD is a compilation of popular tunes like How Much Is That Doggie In The Window, Puppy Love, and Who Let The Dogs Out.

Their previous mega-hit album was a collection of Pooch-ini arias.

The choir has toured extensively and received lots of favorable reviews. However, there was the one unfortunate incident that occurred on their last tour to New York when their musical director, showing very poor judgment, took them to see a musical play, Cats.

Okay, obviously that was my tribute to April 1st. I’m afraid I haven’t been very good about posting lately and that is due largely to my doctor’s orders that I spend less time on the internet. Since my operation I’ve put on weight and now that winter is past and the weather is getting wonderfully inviting I’ve decided to limit my internet time to one half hour per day. I’m going to be out in the yard and garden as much as possible and getting off my… chair.
I’ll still be posting now and then, whenever I find something I really like so check back.

Also, I had planned to visit Washington DC on April 18th to see the Choir of New College, Oxford and the Choir of St. Thomas, New York who will be doing a concert at the National Cathedral. Something has come up and I won’t be able to make it so I have a ticket that I will give to anyone who would like it, no charge. It’s a shame to let it go to waste so if you think you could use it, let me know. It’s general admission and is sure to be a great show.