High and Low

As the notes go higher, keep the sound grounded and full. As you sing lower, don’t press too hard – think light and high. 

Some paradoxes of life. Even choral singing has some something to say about finding center and balance. 


Midnight in Italy

Speaking of rekindling childlike wonder, this video captures one of precious moments when I’ve felt like a kid again, like I was in a movie where anything can happen. Everything was just surreal. 

An Italian choir from Turin,whom we simply happened to pass by and befriend along the streets of Arezzo, jammed with us. When it was time for us to say goodbye, they serenaded us with a goodnight song. Incidentally, there was a couple passing by who heard the music and started to dance, and in the magic of the moment, heres what happened…Heres to music, to love, and to good madness in any corner of the world! ❤


“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


The Most Beautiful Sound in the World

So reader’s digest has a fill-in-the-blanks contest on their page:

“The most beautiful sound in the world is…”

Napaisip ako ah. I was tempted to link the Philippine Madrigal Singer’s  rendition of Randall Stroope’s Rivider le Stelle in the European Grand Prix 2007 in which they bagged 1st place.

There is no better sound in the world that speaks and sings of hope and reaching the divine. The Italian text is an excerpt from Dante Alighieri’s Divina Comedia.

Once Again We Beheld the Stars

But soon it will be night and we must rise to the stars.
Now is the time to depart this place
for we have seen and experienced it all.
Keep moving! Return to paradise.
The wings of hell’s monarch are heard nearby.
We must leave quickly,

but soon it will be night.
I climbed toward paradise with no thought of looking back.
I passed through a small opening
and finally saw heaven and the supreme light
and beheld once again the stars.