More good deeds deserve more big kudos — here’s our current crop of recent proud moments:
- First, the most enthusiastic congrats go to Carolyn (Schultz) Noonchester and her new husband, Kevin! Carolyn is an active singer and the right hand of the List — she’s been my assistant since February, and has rapidly become indispensable to operations behind the scenes. The pair was married on November 10 in a small private ceremony, braving high winds and freezing weather to proclaim love, honor and the rest, as well as some additional vows that were some of the most entertaining and thorough we’ve heard. The whole thing was a beautiful start for an inspiring couple, and we wish them all the very best.
- Daniel Plaster lent his lovely tenor voice to the Los Angeles Clippers on November 11, singing the National Anthem before the start of the game. Whether singing or playing his trumpet, Dan has long been in demand for a wide variety of gigs and events, and although this isn’t his first anthem outing, it was a great, high-profile opportunity. Go, Dan!
- Several of our members have accepted new positions as fall settles in, and two are playing double duty: AJ Teshin is now singing tenor for Bel Air Presbyterian Church, and will also serve as assistant choirmaster there. Likewise, Christa Stevens will be the soprano section leader at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Westwood, and will direct a children’s choir, to boot. Bravo to you both, and may your energy never wane!
- Finally, the folks at iCadenza have announced a partnership with Musical America, the behemoth arts organization whose publications and activities influence the classical music community worldwide. The two organizations are supporting artists by providing video resources on a variety of topics — check them out here.