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Fortunate for Sondheim Center
Fairfield is so fortunate to have such a high quality performance facility as the Sondheim Center at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, but never have we been blessed with a more exalted offering there than the recent Gesualdo Six performance on Nov. 10.
These six young British male singers performed without any sound amplification and filled the auditorium with glory (and with exquisite moments of quietness - their vocal control was impeccable).
Here is what they posted on their website about the evening in Fairfield: "Our program tonight was Josquin’s Legacy, which we have been developing over the past year to highlight the influence that he had on other composers of the time. As ever, you’re never quite sure how well a program of music will go down when presented to a new audience, especially when it may well have been the first time that some of these works have been performed in the States. However, it was so lovely to see how much the audience enjoyed the concert and we were delighted to have the opportunity to talk to so many of them after the concert."
Many musicians comment on what a great audience Fairfield is, and I would like to compliment the FACC for bringing such excellence here for us to appreciate.
The Southeast Iowa Union deserves compliments for time researching and reporting the Veterans Day events in our communities.
Likewise acknowledging the contributions of young Americans (students) who deserve a special thanks, The Mt. Pleasant School Choir was awesome.
And Hy-Vee served breakfast to area vets.
The first veterans came from the American Revolution, which gave us a free society and our Constitution. Veterans have since kept America free though many Founding Fathers feared younger generations might not be capable of maintaining freedom.
It’s been suggested there are ways to honor veterans every day, like knowing the Constitution and being informed on government issues and candidates for government office. Influence those around you that are uncertain of what saving freedom really means.
Veterans and the Founding Fathers sacrificed much for our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. It’s worth saving.
One of the Founders and later the second president, John Adams, wrote “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to a government of any other.”
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