Category Art

Beethoven’s Mass in C Major

Repost from my other, soon to be defunct blog. Last night I continued my spring concert plans with Beethoven’s Mass in C Major preformed by the Worcester Chorus. I’ve never heard it before, though it felt familiar since I’ve sung Schubert’s Mass in C Major. What can I say, I didn’t like it. For the most part, […]

Social Distortion is playing in Worcester!

Social Distortion, my favorite 90s punk revival band, is in town tonight. Unfortunately, between some unexpected car repairs, an impending vacation, and the upcoming school year, I am strapped for cash so buying tickets is not an option for me right now. But here is one of my favorite songs: And here is the cover […]

The Spirt of Worcester

Charles Y. Harvey was back on top of the world. He had been asked to sculpt the bronze centerpiece of a fountain designed by none other than Charles Bacon, whose public monuments and private houses brought the glories of the classical world back to life as if the spirit of Phidias were alive and well […]

Sleepers Awake!

This week I had the good fortune to attend a free concert put on by the cute little undergrads at my current alma mater in which they sang Bach’s Wachet auf, ruf uns die Stimme. I usually like it when the conductor takes the time to explain the context of the work to be preformed – it makes me feel smarter […]


If you have ten minutes, listen to Reincarnations by American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981). The text is based on James Stephen’s translation of the Gaelic poems of Antoine O’Raifteri. These are songs where it really helps to listen to the words. Mary Hines She is the sky of the sun! She is the dart of love! […]

70s Rock Bands

I had Badfinger’s Finding Out About You stuck in my head all day. I have fairly eclectic taste in music but I find when I get a song stuck in my head it is always 70’s rock. The 70s gave us a lot of great things, like me. And it gave us some great music, like Badfinger and The […]

Only in the Middle Ages

The Virgin Mary socks the devil. She is obviously enjoying herself. The monk who painted this probably had a practical, good natured mother.