A lyric from “Earth Song” * captures my passion for singing, ‘...music and singing have been my refuge…and light.’ It began thanks to Leonard Bernstein, Janis Joplin, the Beatles and my family.
My Dad took me to hear Leonard Bernstein conduct the New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts series.
My brother Jack introduced me to rock’n’roll and the blues. We became lifelong Beatles fans together. He is an accomplished drummer.
Janis Joplin’s voice seared music into my heart. She stunned me with her huge voice and small stature when she took the stage at the Asbury Park Convention Center (in NJ.)
I have sung in many university and church choirs. It is a tremendous privilege to sing with the Ariose Singers.
*words and music by Frank Ticheli