I am not in school, but yet there is something about September that reminds me of the start of fall term. September kicks off everything....American football (which I desperately miss), the start of the return of cooler weather, the new fall TV line-up....even the start of fall choir.
The Chiswick Choir is no exception, and this fall, for our "big" work, we will be performing the Brahms Requiem...a personal favorite. There is a little concert in early October that is introducing me to a lovely new bummer crop of British composers that I have never sung, such as Cyril Bradley Rootham.
In his work "For the Fallen", I am reminded why I sing....a line from that work, "There is music in the midst of desolation...."