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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Advent to Epiphany & More

As we know, the meaning of Advent is 'in preparation' and Epiphany is the day Jesus was 'revealed' and 'manifested' to the Three Wise Men and to the world. I have preoccupied myself with the theme of "Advent to Epiphany" for some time, and, in my adoration of Christmas, I have sought out delicious, often lesser known, song repertoire, which, during my world travels, I have included into some of my themed recitals. I find the international public response, whether in Vienna, Brescia, Nice or Düsseldorf..., to be enthusiastic interest in hearing wonderful works from various composers and poets, often having won fame for other creations of theirs. Some countries of our Western World observe "Advent to Epiphany" on different dates, but the love and spiritual devotion is, none-the-less, similar and a wonderful basis for lifting barriers to universal and communal celebration. I have recently put together a CD recording of the 'grace and poesy' of these various works and more, to be forthcoming soon. I like to think my themed recitals also add to bringing us all universally together.

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