Friday, January 28, 2011

Work, Pray, and Play


Most of the musicians attending the retreat at Blue Cloud Abbey last weekend participated in the concluding concert on Sunday. The title of the concert was Music of Creation, led by conductor Kenneth DeJong of Bellevue, Washington, and organist Paul Klemme of Salem, Oregon. Rehearsals started early in the weekend.



The evening concluded with the musicians taking turns demonstrating their talents, not all of which were musical.

Brother Benet read one of his short stories with an excellent Irish accent.

Concert pianist Eugene Gienger

Conductor Kenneth DeJong demonstrated the dryness of South Dakota by making water disappear. Next year we will ask him to do the same with the snow.

Father Michael played two Native American flutes.
more to follow