Tuesday, April 10, 2007


The People's Republic of Pittsburgh would like to apologize for the lack of posts in the last week or so. Any readers who have the privilege of singing for a church choir probably understand why last week was just a tiny bit busy for the Admiral, who is only just now getting his voice back and his body readjusted to a more normal schedule.

With Holy Week now behind us, things are turning a bit bittersweet in choir loft. The big "Hallelujah" pieces -- Handel (of course) and Beethoven -- are finished. Our college-student members will soon finish up their spring semesters and head home. The choir will slowly shrink in size with each passing week, and the choral season will end -- as it nearly always does -- with more of a whimper than a bang.

In addition to all of these things, the Admiral has also been trying to come to terms with some personal events that may require some substantial changes to his blogging habits. Stay tuned for more developments in this story, which may very well be good news for everyone who reads the burghosphere.

But for the moment, we now return to our more usual posting routine.


The Burgher said...

Nice to have you back Herr Admiral.

Anonymous said...

Freude, schöner Götterfunken
Töchter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!
Deine Zauber binden wieder
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

The Burgher said...

Ode to Joy?

Richmond K. Turner said...

It certainly is the original German of the Ode to Joy. But we didn't sing that particular piece. Instead, we did the "Hallelujah" from Beethoven's "Mount of Olives". It kicked choral booty. Even if my wife doesn't remember hearing it at any point during Sunday mass.

Anonymous said...

Welten singen Dank und Ehre
dem erhab’nen Gottessohn.
Preiset ihn, ihr Engelchöre,
laut im heil’gen Jubelton.