Subject: Re: World Premiere Yesterday
From: "Ivan Moody"
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 01:17:15 +0100
Many thanks indeed for your message - it's rare enough to receive any
comment from listeners, let alone performers!
I am very pleased indeed, and also honoured, to have been able to
collaborate with SoO in this way, and I really look forward to hearing
Many thanks to you all for being so willing to take something new on
board in such enthusiastic fashion.
All good wishes,
On 25/06/07, Wetmore1@aol.com wrote:
Yesterday The Spirit of Orthodoxy Choir premiered your "Behold, the
Bridegroom" at a concert in a Roman Catholic Church in Whippany, NJ. We did
it better that we had in most rehearsals, IMO, and at the end, one woman
burst into applause (though the audiance had been asked to hold applause
until the end). We received a standing ovation when the concert was over
and heard very positive comments about the piece at the reception afterward.
More telling, perhaps -- the choir really likes to sing it. We go home from
rehearsals with it in our heads. I know Aleksei thinks it's a fine work,
and I believe he's been in touch with you about it...
We recorded the concert and hope to send you something to review. Thank you
so much again. As we said to the audience yesterday, we're honored that you
wrote it for us. I hope we do it justice!