Diana Ward’s letter to the Trinity choir.
I just wanted to follow up to our conversation last night.
For those who were not there, I let the choir know that I will be stepping back from my role of music director, including leading the choir, as of May 15.
As I mentioned, not very eloquently last night, this decision has taken months of agonizing, because I absolutely love the choir. I have felt so welcomed and supported as I have learned my way around leading an adult group over the last 5 years, that it is a hard choice to make to decide to move on. You have all become truly my extended family and I will so miss our little musical community!
But, it is time for me to take things at a more manageable pace, and I am feeling pulled to a more open form of spiritual and musical expression, and less time commitment. (One full time job is enough to deal with!)
My hope is to shift to a more project oriented approach with an open agenda regarding time and focus. I do not have any idea whether that might involve the wider community or perhaps small groups, so if you are interested in doing something together, let me know! Depending on what is happening with the choir in the fall, and depending on my own time and inclination, there are lots of possibilities for working together that I hope to explore.
For now, though, I will be stepping away for a bit once the season is over. (Hanging out with Mike NOT running around, ha-ha!)
I am so very grateful to you all for your patience, your understanding and your caring over the last few years. You are amazing people. There are not enough words to express my appreciation for each of you and for the joy of making music with you.
And, I’m not leaving yet! Palm Sunday is next week, then Easter, then the Food Grains concert on April 28, and then visits to Canterbury and Creekside in early May.
So see you on Sunday. And don’t forget to turn your clocks AHEAD on Saturday night!