This afternoon’s rehearsal with pianist Claire Black and Gossec Requiem vocal soloists Mary Bonhag, Matt Anderson, Melissa Dickerson, and Ben Dickerson was my definition of heaven.  Each came well prepared, were sensitive and responsive to my ideas while bringing their plenty of their own, and are endowed with voices that give them a variety of ways to bring me to my knees in admiration.

The next two days will require all my energy to be focused on the final rehearsals for the Requiem, so no posts until Sunday.