For several years, I’ve been a member of Ambler Station Singers. This beautiful group of people meet on Wednesday evenings from September through June to practice for their two major concerts at Christmas and at the end of the season. More importantly, this group also performs in nursing homes and other public venues throughout Montgomery County. Naturally, when the pandemic occurred, we had to cease public practices.
However, our director, Lisa VanHeldorf, is nothing if not relentless. Within weeks, she arranged for us to meet via zoom. Before long, she had the idea to create a virtual rendition of “Thankful”, by the prolific composer, John Rutter. Between the technology and my mediocre singing voice, I did not participate in this endeavor, but those who did have created an touching treat that I wanted to share with you.
It goes without saying that Covid-19 and the recent events surrounding the death of George Floyd, have affected all of us. When I listened to these amazing voices and the message of this song, I knew I had to put this out to as many people as possible. Whatever your political leanings, I’m sure we can all agree that a positive attitude and spirit of gratitude can go a long way towards coming together to work on the many issues that plague our country and our world.
Click on this link and scroll down a bit to find “Thankful”. Please take a moment to be still and to listen with your heart. Please share this with your children and extended family and friends. Like these dedicated singers, let’s all send our talents and our voices out into the world in an effort to inspire, to heal and to love. Enjoy! amblerstationsingers.com