Working Hard

August 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Every profession has easy weeks and hard weeks. For musicians, December is simply exhausting (but also, a big money-maker!) For me, the last week of August means Choir Camp – which means managing 60+ young choristers for a week of music making.

I am beat.

But at the same time, there’s something satisfying about completing hard work. Verdi knew this (he composed a huge amount of opera music), and so did the Gypsies who sang the famous Anvil Chorus:

So, to work now!
—Lift up your hammers!