Tonight at 7:30 pm PST, I'll be on stage in the Spokane Symphony Chorale with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra for the first downbeat of Beethoven's Ninth.
In past years, our New Year's Eve concert has had a sold out house of over 1600 and we look forward to a similar crowd tonight. Our conductor is Ekhart Preu who, growing up in Germany, makes sure our German pronounciation is correct and exciting.
Singing a great piece of music is a wonderful way to wrap up 2012 and begin a new year. As I head home from the concert with the thrilling music ringing in my ears, the fresh snow which we have been receiving daily will be coating the trees. It would be hard to look more wintery or more beautiful here.
Happy New Year!