Monday, July 1, 2013

Travel, a LATE Ride, and the Upcoming NPM Convention

Monday greetings from the sunny Midwest.

My apologies (once again) for neglecting to post most of last week. I was in Houston on Thursday and Friday for a Memorial Mass for a colleague here at J.S. Paluch, who died a few weeks ago. Peter Browne, may you rest in God's eternal peace.

So, what does a 55 year-old Vice President and Chief Publishing Officer do when in Chicago on a lovely weekend? Join two colleagues at midnight on Saturday, bike two and a half miles to Buckingham Fountain on the Chicago lakefront, then, at 1:15 A.M. proceed to bike another twenty-five miles through the city at the Chicago Park District's annual L.A.T.E. ride along with 6000 other folks on bicycles! Here we are before the start of the ride. (Thanks to Mike Novak and Keith Kalemba for a wonderful time!)

The ride ends along the lakefront just before sunrise. Here's a shot at the finish.

We are in full swing here at WLP with preparations for the annual convention of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, to be held at the end of the month in Washington, DC. Our choral music showcase looks like it will be a highlight of the convention.

One of the pieces that will be sung is a new setting of Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life by Steven Warner, arranged by Carolyn Pirtle. Have a listen. Simply hit "listen" on this page.
I'll be giving you previews of these WLP choral pieces as we move closer toward the convention.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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