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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SHH, Dec 4, 2011

  • What:  Sing Heavenly Harmony, a.k.a. SHH, in the Library - a contemplative, reflective, meditative singing flash mob.  You'll walk away a little clearer and more connected to your heart. 
  • Where:  O'Shaughnessy Room 108, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, University of St. Thomas, NW corner of Summit and Cleveland Ave, St. Paul, MN (parking)
  • When:  late afternoon on Sun, Dec 4, 2011.  The room is reserved between 4-6 p.m.  SHH may be the first hour or the second, but not both.  We'll update this as soon as details with the videographer are finalized.  (What's this about a videographer?UPDATE:  SHH will be at 4 p.m.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Gratitude blogroll 2011

Points of Light Music is grateful for many things this year... Here's the list as I know it (and many apologies for anyone omitted). 

Song Level ($1,000+)
Stanza Level ($300-999)
Verse Level ($100-299)
  • Marta Barnett
  • Henry Borchardt
  • Karen Mateer
Phrase Level (under $99)
  • Anonymous (3)
  • Sarah Bowman
  • Al Bostelmann
  • Ruth Goettig
  • Lucy Heegaard
  • Will Hale
  • Ana Hernandez
  • Karen Hogan
  • Glenda Huston
  • Rochelle James
  • Janice Kragness
  • Theresa Krier
  • Sarah MacDougall
  • Julie Robinson
  • Jan Sedgewick
  • LeeAnne Watkins
Note-worthy Level (non-financial)
  • All my CCLI fellows, especially lab partners, Barry and Sheronda, and mentor Sandy
  • All my Friendly Streets Placemaking artists, especially Molly
  • All the good people in the Hamline-Midway and Frogtown neighborhood associations and the St. Paul Fair Lending Coalition, especially Jun-Li, Alan, Lily, Sam, Dave, and Needham
  • All the staff at AseraCare Hospice, especially Renee and Ruth
  • All the members of Grace Notes hospice choir
  • All the AseraCare Hospice patients, their families, friends, roommates, and caregivers
  • All my fellow Morning Star Singers, especially Barbara, Rena, Jules, Kris, Jessica, and Jeanne
  • All my colleagues at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, St. Paul
  • All my colleagues at the University of St. Thomas Libraries, especially Julie for scheduling Sing Heavenly Harmony (SHH!) in the O'Shaughnessy Room
  • All my peers and mentors in the Music for Healing and Transition Program, especially Marcia and Melinda
  • All my Dances of Universal Peace partners, especially Hakim, Zahir, Francis, and Will
Infinite Silence Level - The beginning of all things, which without it would make all of the above null and void. 
  • The blessing of being placed on this earth with the skills to bring awareness of the suffering and pain surrounding us and the gifts to share joy, comfort and compassion at this time.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SHH Updates

Tomorrow afternoon I and others (I hope you!) will be Singing Heavenly Harmony, SHH-ing, in the library.  Checkout this post for location details. 

We're switching lightbulbs in December.  Instead of Dec 11, we are rescheduling to sing earlier, on Dec 4, so SHH doesn't compete with Barbara McAfee's Singing in the Light event (see her Schedule).  If you have an opportunity to check it out, Do! It is where SHH was and many other voices are nurtured into their fullness.  The December 4th SHH will be at the same bat time, 4-6 p.m., and at the same bat place, the O'Shaughnessy Room (108) of the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library at the University of St. Thomas. 

In 2012, we're setting up permanent lamps for SHH on the first Sunday of the month except when the library's closed.  Like Sun, Jan 1, 2012.  It's likely SHH will shift to the next open Sunday.  Check back here to see where the SHH spotlight will land.

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