The month of May is turning out to be quite merry, indeed! On Sunday, May 8th, my friend Phillip Rukavina and I will be presenting a concert of lute songs written by John Dowland and Thomas Campion. This is a reprise of a program we did last summer in the lovely town of Stockholm, WI. Since many couldn’t make the trek down the river, we thought it would be lovely to bring this to our town. So we shall end the “Music in Guild Hall” series at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. The concert is free and open to the public and begins at 4pm.

On Saturday evening, May 21st and Sunday afternoon, May 22nd, I will be singing the alto solos in the Vivialdi Gloria with The Basilica of St. Mary’s chamber choir and full chorus and orchestra. The program promises to be one fit for Spring and I’m looking forward to singing this music once again.

In between these programs, I go back into full swing with The Rose Ensemble. We will be presenting our Hawaiian program in Sandstone & Finlayson, MN on May 11th & 12th and begin our rehearsals for our final local show of the season, SONGS OF TEMPERANCE AND TEMPTATION: 100 Years of Restraint and Revelry in Minnesota which will be performed at Weber Hall in Duluth on June 17th and at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul on June 18th & June 19th. This promises to be a lively show with audience sing-alongs and a great band.

It looks like spring has finally sprung in Minnesota – I hope I’ve seen the last of the ice in the bowl of my bird bath in my garden. Wishing you a lovely day in everything that you do. As always, I encourage your comments and invite you to “like” me on Facebook.

Take care!