Merry Christmas

This will probably be my last post for the year unless I find some time during the rose bowl festivities (GO FROGS!).  So I had a few SHORT items to share with you all.

Although Christmas music may not be high on my favorite music list, I hope you sing this Holiday season.  While watching It’s a Wonderful Life, I realized just how much singing in our culture as a communal form of expression has diminished and all but dissapeared.

Yet, I bring two tidings of great joy:

And a Cage quote:

When someone asked John Cage about the Hallelujah chorus in Handel’s Messiah inquireing, “Do you not like being moved?”  Cage replied:

“I don’t mind being moved, I just don’t want to be pushed.”

Finally, I want to also thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the support of CV.  It has been a rewarding experience and it will hopefully continue on for many more Christmases.  This next year will be a big one on Contemporary Voice, and I hope to see you (and maybe a friend) here next year.  Thank you!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



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6 responses to “Merry Christmas

  1. Melissa

    Thanks Davie-
    Merry Christmas to you and Hilary! Looking forward to next year’s blogs-
    Love you,
    Aunt Melissa
    (P.S. The more I learn about Cage, the more I like him! That is a GREAT line!)

  2. Looking forward to next year’s posts as well! See you next week!

  3. Hahaha! That audio clip never ceases to make me laugh, especially when the audience hesitates to clap at the end of the piece…they were probably thinking, “What the heck just happened?”. Thanks for sharing a little holiday humor. 🙂

  4. mom

    Now you’ll have to stop trashing H’s Messiah. Guess “Water Music” will be next…another favorite of mine!


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