From: Peter N
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:34 PM
I just wanted to thank you for your assistance in helping me to plan this outing to the concert. The few friends that I took with me all had a marvelous time including myself. It was probably one of the best gospel concerts put on so far since the number of times that I have been going to it for the past decade or so. Vocolot was quite spectacular with how they lured the audience into such high spirited clapping energy. They should definately return to the concert again. Other favorites of mine are Wings of Glory, Suite for Peace, and that Arcata Choir from up in the Eureka area that I heard a couple of times in past concerts. The OIGC youth and adults choirs of course are a legand onto themselves.
My friends definately want to return again to next years concert, and I will also be there as I always have been. Hopefully I will still remain on the email and regular mail lists, and will be in touch again for next years concert. Take Care.
Santa Clara, San Jose South Bay Area
Thoughts from our OIGC "Newbies"
"I had a great time this weekend! I enjoyed the challenge of learning Linda's compositions and hope we get the chance to bring them to an even wider audience. I'm honored that she chose us to help bring her beautiful creations to life! I was touched by the Imams' words of love and inclusion, and I'm struck by the idea that we were singing Jewish music in an Islamic house of worship. How cool is that!" - Bernadette M.
Thoughts from our OIGC seasoned members
(why we stay in the choir for so long!)
"The best was singing with Vocolot!" - Debra S.
"And I realize that the heart of my life has been a deep longing for union- all peoples together within my own life- and that, at moments, it comes true. An interfaith choir, (yes gospel) singing Hebrew words and rythms, me singing with the altos in the midst of it... looking out at such a variety of faces, all listening, some moving, even standing and here we are.
Was it easy for a bunch of differently oriented folks to learn the music, to lend ourselves to this glorious experiment? It wasn't easy, but most incredible things aren't. These moments are what inspire my life, keep me trying, keep me young... most of all, keep me hoping for a world I have imagined since I was a child...
It is so hard to recognize you're doing something important while you're doing it. This time, it was simultaneous. I want more!" - Cheryl EJ