Now, the downfall to having such an awesome contraption is you have to REMEMBER to bring it with you when you want to record something. I cannot tell you how often I have wanted to record something and just plain forgot. Well, guess what I did.. forgot to bring the recorder on Good Friday. The choir's anthem was SO powerful. I have been waiting ALL year to sing this song. That's right. I picked it out LAST year! Seriously, it took me singing through it around 4 times before I could do it without crying.
Also, I am so blessed as a choir director to have so many talented men and women in my choir. One of these is Marsha Fix. She is an amazing woman, and her voice just sends chills down my spine. Every Good Friday, she sings "It is Finished." Marsha and I have the only lights on in the entire church, and when we are finished, we turn off all the lights. It is an extremely powerful moment, and I FORGOT the recorder. You can't recreate a moment like that. I will have to wait until next year to get that recording. So, now, all of you can anticipate Good Friday next year. I will NOT forget.
In the meantime, here is a recording of Marsha Fix and I on March 25th performing "O Divine Redeemer" by Gounod.