It is rare to join a group where the feeling of home resonates from the very start.Read More
Describing the choir. “Magnificent” hardly does it justice. “Beautiful,” yes. But it’s more than that. One day we were standing around before practice, talking about what the choir means to us, and we agreed that we’re more than a friendship group; we’re a family.Read More
For me, St. Philip's Choir means "community" and "tradition". I first heard the choir sing Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" a month after I moved to the area. I was struck by the top notch ensemble work and solos I heard in this beautiful, historic country church, and by the immediate warm welcome I received from Woody and the choir.Read More
Music, particularly musical devotion, has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have often said , and still believe, that group music, with or without orchestra, is the only team sport I love.Read More
In my mind, everything began with the song.
But memory has a way of reshaping life in a subtle shell-game of rearranged moments, so that what comes first is the thing we most want to find when we lift the shell and peer underneath.
In reality, the song came later, and for a long time it seemed the song would always be an ending, and a loss, and a death.Read More