A Special Project: Collaboration with Composer and Choir

Tonight I sat at the back of a church hall in Victoria, listening to the weekly rehearsal of a 50-voice women’s choir, Ensemble Laude. I’ve heard them in concert many times over the years. Every single time I am inspired and moved to tears by their impeccable and...

Shopping With the King of Africa

Arad, Romania; Sunday, October 29, 2017 It dawned on all of us at the same time. I might be seen as representing Canada on this tour in Romania, and Jeff Hawaii (or arguably the USA). But John from Kenya was representing an entire continent. Wherever we went, eyes...

Lion’s Dumpsters

On Saturday, leaving Vancouver,  I almost but not quite leave my passport in the photocopy machine in a convenience store on West Broadway. Fetch bags, and off to the airport. It’s a long day, extended by crossing nine time zones and merging two calendar days into...

Transformers

I am sitting at the counter looking out the window when I notice distressed mutterings from the man a few seats away. I am about to head out on tour and am leaning into my coffee after a late night getting ready. The man is looking across the room at a young child who...