St. Nicholas Choristers!
I don’t know if I have enough word to tell you how well you performed last night! One mother told me a woman near her had tears of joy. Do you realize you got a standing ovation? And I was very impressed by your behavior in the pews while waiting and then during the service. You were wonderful!
Now, there is a saying: “Don’t rest on your laurels.” It is a very wise piece of advice. Here is a little background:
The laurel wreath became associated with the god Apollo owing to the myth of Apollo and Daphne — who was turned into a laurel tree by her father when she tried to escape Apollo’s advances. The laurel wreath became his symbol. Later, victors at the Pythian games, which honored Apollo, were awarded laurel wreaths. The admonition more or less means, “Don’t think that because you’ve done well here you can just sit back and enjoy yourself in the future. You still have to work.”
There are still things to improve, and more goals ahead, which can only be reached by continuing to work hard. It’s great to celebrate and rejoice in your accomplishments! But, to continue to accomplish our goals as a choir, we must keep working. We have Grandparent’s Day and masses ahead that we will need to prepare for, so we will continue to work hard and continue to improve each day. 🙂
Now, for some fun! This video has nothing to do with music, or music history, or theory, or anything choir-y. But it’s funny and is a great beginning to your Spooooooky Halloweeeeeeen season. And sometimes, we all just need a little funny.