I've posted Idea 20 below. It's just some ideas I'm trying to flesh out right now. I'm currently asking the question: how can music be beautiful and touching without being excessively cheesy or corny? So here is one attempt on that topic.
In other news: I have returned not long ago from a European tour with Cappella Romana, but I'm actually headed out of town again this week. I'll be singing at the Victoria Bach Festival in Victoria, Texas and then running up to Austin, Texas to repeat the performance. This is the same conductor as Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, and we will be performing Beethoven's massive and powerful work, Missa Solemnis. This will be my first time performing this monumental music, and in just a couple more weeks, I'll get to repeat the experience performing Missa Solemnis with Helmuth Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival.