Wow! Groupon has just informed us that our campaign, “Baroque Memories-Past & Present”, has been extended for another week!! Amazing! 120 vouchers sold now. A lot of wonderful people-YOU-are helping Salish Sea Players bring Baroque music to a wonderful audience. Thank you.
Yesterday, Olga and I (Linda) performed at the Foss home in one of the memory care dining rooms. Before we began we walked around the room handing out programs and making contact. Some of the residents were sleeping, some couldn’t understand what was happening, and some were pleased to say hello. When we started performing there was not a lot of response but soon there was an alert, enthusiastic group listening and clapping at the end of every piece. One sweet lady kept saying “oh, that’s so pretty”. We had so much fun playing for them.
The wonderful Activities Director at Foss Home and her staff are so loving and caring. Sometimes it’s hard to go into a facility like this—maybe it reminds me of our common frailty as humans—but this is exactly where the Salish Sea Players and you, our supporters, do our best work. Thank you.
The picture shows Marie van Ingen and her daughter Kathryn Libengood. Marie told me she and her sister sang in choirs when she was young and living in Toronto. A very lovely lady.Salish Sea Players is a Professional Affiliate of the Early Music Guild
©Linda Melsted salishseaplayers.org 2013