Yes, we were there, too. As a matter of fact, my mother in law, Dottie (in one
of the pics included in the article), was offered the chance to
"guest" sing, during the sound check. The Choir is doing great work,
and deserves much credit for outreach and inclusion. It was a fun event, and as
was said above, Alex Boye was fantastic!
FDRfan. No worries. People just don't recognize sarcasm. It was funny taken in
the correct light.
Lighten up folks--it was a fabulous concert presented to a sold-out crowd.
Senator Warner's moment occurred after the official end of the concert during
the third (yes, the audience LOVED MoTab!)encore piece. It was a fun, light
moment and everyone enjoyed it, especially the choir and orchestra. It was not
a political statement at all. Just a nod to the Virginia crowd who so clearly
adored the choir.
I am happy for Senator Warner. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, even for a
prominent politician. In my opinion, Senator Warner is a fine senator and was an
outstanding governor of Virginia. If all our federal representatives had his
strong sense of fiscal responsibility and his pragmatic approach to governing,
the federal budget would be in much better shape.
I was at the concert last night and it was WONDERFUL. OK, Sen. Warner may not
be a good conductor, but he and the choir looked like they were having a good
time -- and that's the point. Alex Boye was superb as a soloist.
Why don't I ever get to conduct for the MoTab? In all honesty I'd rather compose
for the choir and let someone else conduct it. lol
PetraThank you for your comment. I stand rebuked and ashamed of my
comment. I apologize to you and anyone else who may have read it. It was crude
and ill mannered in the extreme.
Aside from all the hateful comments above (what it is, anyway, that people just
cannot get past stupid "party" affiliation and enjoy someone's good
fortune?), I would so love to have that opportunity and am glad for this man. I
do love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir - it is one very strong reason why I looked
into the LDS Church in the first place.
Uh oh. He said "Christmas." That alone should send half of all
liberals into a tizzy.
That does it. No more Mormon Tabernacle Choir music in my house. Letting a
Democrat conduct? I'm the only freedom loving, patriotic, conservative, real
Republican left. All others are RINOs. RINO, RINO, RINO. How I love that word.
My son is from VA and said that this guy needs all the help he can get!
Senator, you will be just fine. You are so lucky!