When I go to these concerts, I usually cry. At some point during the night, my soul overflows with joy and gratitude, and the tears flow. To hear these performers, to be a part of the music, to be able to listen and enjoy... I just can't help it. I cry.
I feel so blessed, and so grateful, that there is this kind of beauty in the world. And that I have the opportunity, here in little old Provo, to hear some of the world's great artists, and to hear some of the world's greatest art.
Want to see what I'm talking about?
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Frederica Von Stade
The King's Singers
You see how lucky I am? I have been there. I have seen them. I have heard their voices. And this is just the past couple of years, and just the professionals. The BYU groups make me cry, too. Maybe even more, because they are my friends. Holst, Shostakovich, Dvorak, Strauss, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler. Such wonderful music, such amazing performers, such thrilling performances.
So you see. I am blessed.
And I am grateful.