I am joining with Carole and friends to share some things that sparked joy in my week this week! (And yes, I am totally borrowing this idea from Carole!)
My choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus on Sunday was the most joyful thing I did all day. (More joy, the pianist is a freshman in high school) Also, I am in the back row on the left side of the video as you look at it – you do occasionally get a glimpse of me – yes, I sing tenor! There are grandparents singing with their grandchildren, mothers and daughters, and our oldest member is 94 years young – it is the most joyful group of people I know and the joy of singing with them has overflowed to fill much of my week.
This new video of Pittsburgh is so full of joy! I love living in such a welcoming city.
Finally, this was in my feedly last week and I thought this could be fun and I would learn so much. But with the busyness of Easter I kind of forgot about it until Tuesday night when I mentioned it at knitting. And, the two knitters who are also quilters also thought that could be fun! The three of us are going to spend the summer working on the Summer Sampler together and that fills me with unbelievable joy. (And, if you want to jump on the Sampler Bandwagon – I would love your companionship!)
Those are my three most joyful things of this week. Be sure to go see what everyone else has on their list this week! What sparked joy in your world this week?
Our high school choir sang The Messiah my senior year and the Hallelujah Chorus has had a special place in my heart ever since then. Thanks so much for this joyful video. Watching it sends shivers up my spine and brings (joyful) tears to my eyes.
Ooooooh! A piecing bootcamp. I signed up for more info. Sounds like fun!!! We’ll see how it goes… 😉
Thank you for sharing your choir video, it was lovely and I enjoyed it !
I’ve sung in church choir for many years and, when I lived in NY State, I also sang in our community choir. Here in Illinois, I sing with the Eastern Illinois Univ. Oratorio Society. I just love making beautiful music with people of all ages and backgrounds…it’s just so good!
Loved that “take a seat” video! I actually watched it twice — had to show my daughter, too!
Oh Pittsburgh, how I love thee!
SUPER tempted by that quilt sampler…
Beautiful and soul-stirring rendition by your choir! The promo video of your city was lovely as well. Joy is everywhere when we look for it. 🙂
That’s some great joy right there!
I also sing tenor in the Hallelujah Chorus, mainly because I’ve sung along with Johnny Mathis on a cd so much, that’s the part I know & it’s w/in my range. (now that I’m getting older my voice is lowering…another joy of aging.)
Happy Joyous Things!
Thanks for sharing, Kat. XO
What a joyful post! I love the videos.
how awesome to be in a choir and yes! Pittsburgh is a great city, I’m from there and miss it at times. I do love living in the country though 🙂
JOY spreads joy – thank you so much for sharing … I’m especially looking forward to your quilt-along. The finished quilts on their page are simply stunning!!