Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blog of Note


















Greetings to those of you visiting my blog for the first time! I was informed that I am a "Blog of Note" today and I thank you for coming to my blog and seeing what I have to say.

I love everything related to choral music because there is a genesis of intense musical energy when a group of singers are all focused on the same goal. It is truly amazing when you are able to feel the physical energy of the singer next to you, as you feel the silent expansion of their lungs, and the blending of multiple voices to form a unified acoustic waveform radiating towards the audience. I try to blog about choir related topics ranging from choir uniforms to unique touring experiences; however, I love all things related to music, whether it is discovering new artists or composing my own pieces, all these areas inspire my posts as well.

Thank you again for visiting and happy reading! I hope to hear your thoughts in the comment sections!

73 comments:

maria stone said...

the tree is also enjoying choral music with you.

how beautiful.

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Darroh said...

Ah, just stumbled upon here, and I have to say, I really appreciate a good choir. There truly is nothing like it.

Be following your blog. Hope to get to know you =]

vj said...

nice blog.....keep up the gud work....

Shruch said...

That is amazing Sable!! How exciting!

Anonymous said...

Interesting blog. It's not often I find something sincere written about music, or any other art, for that matter...

John Bryson said...

So what do you do when you're in church and the person behind you is....how do I say...not great????

kevin said...

hey.
how to become blog of notes?
(:

reyjr said...

you're the choirgirl? im the choirboy. :D

nice to "meet" you and congrats!

Dennis Hilario said...

congrats! nice blog...

Rain Wimbley said...

Wow. I like how you found something you love and decided to tell the world about it! I hope I can be as good as you someday. Choir is a really good hobby to have and I can understand it a little bit since I play some instruments and take voice lessons.

Adwords Professional India said...

Such a nice photo ... believe me I am impressed to see this photo.

Don't mind I have save this image and have post on my photobucket. :)

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n00b said...

Nice blog
I'll be sure to check in again when I wanna know more bout ur life
keep it up =)

Cheers from Pre-Billboard Music

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I worked at Westminster Choir College for a while, and I agree that choral music is wonderful.

It's nice to meet you!

Tiger said...

Blog of note visit.. congrats

story_weaver said...

Yep, I visited because of blog of note. (I love that thing. Who knows how long it'd taken me to find all these good blogs...)
Congrats!

Matthew said...

Pleasure's all mine. Nice to meet you - all the very best. :)

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Melissa Blake said...

Congrats on Blog of Note! Nice blog! :)

Ashley Kay said...

In my church we have a really nice choir too. I like listening to them sing. My brother is in it. I couldn't sing to save my life.

Ashley Kay
http://lillawyer.blogspot.com

Squish said...

Your blog is really cute! I'm in choir too!

Nezzy said...

Congratulations on Blogger of Note. I love music. Music sang by a church choir, oldies blaring from my radio or the sweet sound of soft jazz all feed the soul. I loved the tree pic. Have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Escapist said...

Congratulationz ! Your blog deserves it.....


joliiieeesss:-)

Kara said...

Hello,

So nice to come across your blog, and that it is an Edmonton-based blog!

As a choirgirl myself for 30 years, I'm glad to see that choirs are still attracting people, and appreciating all the amazing experiences choirs bring to ones life.

I look forward to reading more.

Kara
https://conduitofjoy.blogspot.com

Davinder said...

Thats nice work...

Breannaaa said...

I love the look of your blog! Keep up the great work.

Dorkys Ramos said...

Congrats! I used to be in the school chorus way back in elementary and jr high school. I miss those days.

Maestro said...

Hey, congratulations! Its so good to hear that there are other music lovers in blogspot. My blog is also about music. If you could follow my blog, and i followed yours, it would be great. The blogs complement each other well, and it would benefit both of our sites.

vancouvergirl05 said...

Hi, congrats on having your blog a blog of note! You have a really nice blog here. Btw the picture of the cherry trees on this post is absolutely gorgeous. Having such a successful blog, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback on mine? it would be much appreciated :)
www.tellmeyourprettylies.blogspot.com

lacherie_17 said...

Congrats on being the blog of note! I was in choir for 9 years, and you're right. There's nothing like the way the harmonies sound when everyone gets it just right, the nervous energy the choir as a whole has before going up on stage...I love music, and I love singing! I'm glad to meet a fellow blogger who feels the same way about music.

If you have time, please feel free to check out my blog, Butterflies and Hurricanes.

http://lacherieandme.blogspot.com

Thanks!
Lashawn

miss sarah said...

Not fair! Can you tell people to go vote for my video?

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Angela K. Nickerson said...

Fun! Greetings from one choir girl to another! I sang with the St. Olaf Choir when I was in college. What joy! I'm a travel writer now, but I recently blogged about travel and music:
http://www.gypsysguide.com/2009/08/i-heart-music.html

Congrats on being Blog of Note today! :)

LIZA MARIEL said...

I really like your blog... I love the music too and I'll follow you ;)
Keep on like this :), I hope you are well, and you can visit my blog everytime you want :D

Joolia said...

HAHAHAHAHA! Sibling rivalry = awesome!

Congrats, man. Power to you!

Neil Bytes said...

Congrats, nice blog.

Mewsmom said...

Hi Choirgirl,
I noticed your site because I have a fairly recent love of choir music. A few years ago the choir director of 41 years retired from our church choir.

I play piano and viola and have played in an orchestra for most of my life. I figured I had more experience than anyone else, so I volunteered to be her replacement.

How could I know I'd fall in love with that sound. When the voices blend just right, swell, diminish, etc. So beautiful. And as a director, I learned the magic all directors must feel of "holding" all that music in my arms. I am eternally grateful for that experience.

Hope you continue enjoying your choir experience as well.

Peter L said...

Congrats on being the Blog of Note today.

I haven't sung in a regular choir in 30 years. 8 years ago I got to be the soloist for "Comfort Ye" in a Handel's Messiah community choir performance. What a privilege.

I love to listen to choirs, but has anyone figured out a way to record a large choir such that one can hear all the parts? It seems the tenors usually get covered by the altos and basses in the recordings I have heard.

Crazy Beautiful said...

hi! i know we are writting two very different blogs about two very different things, i adore your style of writting! by reading just a few of your posts, i then understood choir and its surrounding aspects and found them very interesting. :)
-emma
p.s. maybe read my blog? lol :)

FreshOasis said...

Singing isn't exactly my cup of tea, but I can clearly see that it is yours. It has been awhile since I have seen someone so dedicated to a form of art like I see in you, and I must say I love it. Your passion for singing and your amazing writing abilities make for a beautiful blog. Many wishes for the future :)

Drama Queen said...

Hey choir girl. This is my first time on your blog. I am actually new to blogger. I really admire you for having such strong opinions when it comes to music. :)

Cooper said...

Well, great blog. Music is medicine. It cures a multitude of human malades.

Cheers!

welli said...

its nice to fine u, a talented music fan.

by the way, i m also a blogger, i write from Afghanistan. i write in Dari (persian) langauge. however, would be nice to read ur comments in english. i plan to make an english blog as well.

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Penguin Palooza said...

Just happened to stumble upon your "blog of note." It is quite lovely, and I'm glad to see you have the same passion for choir as I do! You hit the nail on the head describing the experience! I'm excited for my choir to start up in a little over a week! I am just itching to get back into it! I will be following you!

D.S. Williamson said...

Congratulations on making blog of note! You write beautifully.
DS Williamson

Daniel P. Collins said...

Hey there! I really like your blog! I used to do some choral performances as well. I was fortunate enough to make it into the Texas All-State Men's Choir. But nowadays I simply post videos of me performing certain pieces on YouTube. If you have time, and don't mind helping out an unknown Vocalist/Composer, I'd greatly appreciate it if you took the time to watch some of my videos. :) Thanks, and have a great day!

t i m said...

yet another visitor here via 'blogs of note'. i enjoyed reading your blog, congrats. :)

Chrissy said...

YAY! another choir lover! i almost diead last year not being in a choir... but i have joined one now.

Fær.han/Unown F/Gyan said...

Blog of note! Woot~! Congratzos~!

Karen Siddiqi said...

What a cool blog! I've always loved hearing choirs sing, too - very magical experience.

TheLandofLynds said...

I too am a choir/music lover. I am a soloist mostly, but also find the experience of coming together to sing as one absolutely breath-taking.
Thank you!
Very well expressed....: )

BP said...

You've gotten me at Choir Girl, and what you write looks great. Look forward to reading more.

Bob MacDonald said...

It is a sweet pun that I would look under blogs of note and click on this one. Check out the site at Selwyn College where they have just uploaded some clips. The director of music has a very fine choir there. I don't know if her 2008 CD of the Ely Girls choir is available to you - but it is also among her best work.

Kat said...

Found this via the Blog of Note. I agree with what you said about choirs, I think that's why I get goosebumps whenever I hear them!

Have you ever heard Eric Whitacre's compositions? He's amazing, I think you'd like them!

A to Z to A said...

i agree with the post...music is the bounty for few human...and you are one of them...you can write better in music....pull the music up..

Intrinsically Florrie said...

That's such a pretty picture.

Congratulations on being a Blog of Note :-)
Florrie x

Alkyoni said...

Congrats

Ritz said...

you have indeed plucked few strings of my heart!!
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Mandy said...

I love choral music, too. My husband things I'm weird, because when given a choice, I almost always will listen to that. I used to sing in my city's philharmonic, but a growing family forced me to dtop it for a little while. I miss it terribly, and can't wait to go back when the kids are a bit older!

The Misfit Girl said...

Congrats! Dropped by because you were "blog of Note". Love your site, it seems so calm and welcoming. God bless you. ;)

expressgirl09 said...

I absolutly love music... also im kinda depret so please leave comments on my blog and if you don't mind follow my blog... I still love music more than life itself...

♪KathleeN♪ said...

That was a really good description of a choir. And I completely agree :)

If you like all music related things, maybe you could check out my blog,

http://blogfromthebeginning.blogspot.com/

I'm trying to become a professional musician, and my blog is basically about my journey to that goal.

xoxo,

A to Z to A said...

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hi..my experience with music is diffrent..you know cultural barrage..my parents oppose muzic seriously..any kind of muzic...they say,it is not in our religion...but still i m a music mario... cant think without music..now you tell me is any thing intresting then music in this generation??...i really hate this century and the only reason i love this because we have music in this century....

Moi said...

I quite like your blog...I might follow it. I can't wait to read more of it. I have to try to add more of the thoughtful element to my blog but you seem to have done it really well. If you could take a look at mine: www.artsy-moi.blogger.com?
Thanks, and KEEP ON WRITING!

Bells. said...

What a beautiful way of describing the rush of being a part of a choir!!! I can truly relate to everything you say. The absolute magic of being a part of something beautiful, of losing yourself in the countless voices and yet contributing all you have!!!! I recently had the privilege of auditioning and then being a part of a district choir, I had never had the experience of being surrounded with such melodious voices and it was pure magic!!!!! I shall most definitely follow what you have to say!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Cranky Bloggers said...

Congrats on “Blogs of Note.”
Cheers,
CB

RC said...

nice pic :)

sphan said...

nice blog, congrats!

~samantha

Teresa said...

Justed wanted to comment what a beautiful picture. Love it!

R. Anthony Lee said...

Are you still reading comments after 70 of them? Like most of the others, I found you through "Blogs of note." Ah, to be young again!--as I assume you and most of your commentators are. I'm 72 myself, and ironically I only started singing in choirs about 5 years ago (when my voice had started failing), after spending 45 years as a church organist, which makes me particularly interested in your comments about singing in church choirs. I'll keep following your blog.

Mr. Spoqui said...

I don't speak english very well [well, WE don't speak english very well, because mr. spoqui is a team] but I [we] understand the things that you wrote here. We sing in a choir too, and to me the feelings are the same of yours. If you want, visit our blog, I know you wouldn't understand anything, cause we wrote in spanish or portuguese! See you.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats !!!