Tomorrow (today) is the long-anticipated annual benefit concert "In Harmony for Life" for Fairview Hospice. It's not often that I get to coordinate all the details of an event, especially one involving so many wonderful people. And it has truly been enjoyed. I have hired 5 fabulously talented performers, created a 17-song program complete with three medleys and a kazoo singalong, arranged dozens of instrumental charts (Finale and I have become closer friends, including all those little tiffs that happen when you really start to know someone), coordinated details from rehearsal space and time to A/V needs to where on earth to find a glockenspiel, played the Jenga of stage set up (did you know Augsburg Chapel's stage is made up of 60 movable 2x6' platforms and one permanently-fixed 4x6x1 platform?), scheduled many meetings, sent countless emails, and, tomorrow, I get to make beautiful music and hopefully bring great joy and also some poignancy to a very special event audience, with a very special team of people. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has been involved in this process – I am so proud to be on stage with these performers, but even more so am proud to be participating in an event supporting something as significant and important as hospice care. My grandmother lived be 105 years old, and it was in part due to hospice care that she was able to live out the final portion of her life in the comfort of her own home, cared for by her son and a team of dedicated and knowledgeable healthcare professionals. What an amazing gift that was for her, and for all of us. I wish Fairview Hospice a magnificent, productive, successful, and inspired the next year of service!
Fairview Hospice Celebrates Life!
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