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Monday, November 28, 2016

One Thing Too: Gary Barwin

saw this on Gary Barwin's FB page & dearly wanted it to be our first One Thing Too.

Gary writes: "Just came across this, one of my last official duties as music teacher/choir director at Hillfield Strathallan College. I wrote this little piece, here performed by my Middle School Choir and the Senior School Choir for the big 'holiday' concert, Carol Service.


One thing that isn't in the video is the final verse of the final song that the entire school would sing (Adeste Fideles) when the students would (ostensibly) surreptitiously rip up their programs and then throw them into the air when the headmaster wished everyone happy holidays. An amazing moment. 1000 kids throwing confetti into the air at once, the hall filled with paper snow. I equipped my choir (who didn't have programs) with pockets full of glitter so there was our own little bit of radiance over us. Quite a magical moment at the end of term."

watch your mailbox for a thank you bit of whimsy from me soon, Gary!

& here's your invitation, everyone...

tell me or show me one thing. it doesn’t have to be profound. it could be visual or written or a combo of both.  it could be about your work; it could be about some film or tv show you’ve watched or a coffee place you like. it could be short or long. i’ll post it along with a link of your choice to your work or somewhere else. disclaimer: i might choose not to post if it doesn’t suit me.
your reward? send me your mailing address & i’ll send you something whimsical…
it’s dark out there this summer  fall/winter [since the election of that motherfucker in the USA etc] & i think we need an injection of whimsy / duende.
so fire away. svp. amanda at angelhousepress dot com


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