Too much, not enough, just what I need

16 Mar

For several years now, a friend and I have had season’s tickets to a local vocal group called Cappella Romana.

Our March concert was supposed to happen Saturday. The group was going to perform Tchaikovsky’s Divine Liturgy, with a basso profundo and the 100+ voices of the Pacific Youth Choir. Unfortunately, this was the day after I was supposed to come home from Outdoor School and the day I was supposed to take my team to our OBOB regional meet. When I learned that all of these events were going to collide, I gave my ticket back to my friend, knowing there was no way I’d be able to make it, even though it was the concert I was most excited about.

Earlier in the month, their Seattle concert was cancelled because of the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus. The group did not want to take the young singers of the Pacific Youth Choir – or their own artists – to Seattle. With the Oregon governor’s announcement last week that events of over 250 people would have to be cancelled, it looked as though the Portland concert would suffer the same fate.

And then I got a message saying that, rather than cancelling, Cappella Romana would livestream the concert from St Mary’s Cathedral in Portland – without a live audience.

And so I spent Saturday night, watching a performance I had expected to miss. The music was glorious and just the sort of thing my soul needed in these trying times.

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9 Responses to “Too much, not enough, just what I need”

  1. jumpofffindwings March 16, 2020 at 6:08 am #

    You have inspired me to write a post; tomorrow’s another day. I am listening on Spotify as I read and type. Thank you for this music, so profoundly beautiful. Your getting to “attend” is a blessing, right?! I’m so glad for you.

  2. mrsstrasser02 March 16, 2020 at 7:08 am #

    Love that people are still finding ways to do what they love and share it with others during this time.

  3. arjeha March 16, 2020 at 7:21 am #

    Glad you had a chance to hear the concert. I think it is wonderful how so many people are making accommodations to keep things happening. I think we need this kind of thing to help us keep our sanity during this time.

  4. Brian Rozinsky March 16, 2020 at 7:44 am #

    Challenges & opportunities, problems & solutions, dueling back & forth, almost faster than we can keep track. Happy to hear things worked out gloriously for you in this case!

  5. Diane Cherry March 16, 2020 at 9:36 am #

    ☺️ Did you notice it was at St. Mary’s?

    Sent from Diane’s iPhone

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    • Adrienne March 16, 2020 at 9:36 am #

      Yes I mentioned that in the post

  6. Lisa Corbett March 16, 2020 at 1:43 pm #

    Such a beautiful twist of fate! How nice that you were able to listen after all. I wonder how the choir felt about the performance. Did it feel like practice to them? Hopefully there will be more of this sort of thing happening soon.

  7. Christine March 16, 2020 at 3:11 pm #

    These times have seen an increase in generous artists so we can enjoy these cancelled events within the confines our cozy homes. And for that I feel grateful. Happy to hear you were able to enjoy some wonderful entertainment.

  8. terierrol March 16, 2020 at 4:04 pm #

    Great news! Sometimes things are just meant to be.

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