On April 24th, I sang at the Hope Rises Benefit Concert at North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek, WA (they were raising money to help the Okanogan Long Term Recovery Group in wildfire recovery and rebuilding efforts).
I sang in the morning during the services, and then sang a few songs during the concert in the evening while the main act (the Mosaic Choir and Orchestra) took a break. It was my second time watching the Mosaic Choir and Orchestra perform, and I love them! They are soooo good, and everyone up there looked like there was no place they'd rather be.
I hope our paths cross again.
Whenever I sing someplace new, I never know what to expect. I don't know who I'm going to meet, or how many people will be there, or what the setup will look like, or if the songs I've selected will be just right, or if the people there will like what they hear...
North Creek Presbyterian, you blew my expectations out of the water. Thank you for having me! I was delighted to meet you, and my heart is still full. You are a lovely, lovely group of people, and I wish I lived closer. Thank you for one of the greatest welcomes I've ever experienced, and thank you for a wonderful day. Your heart for the people in North Central Washington who were affected by the fires these past two summers and your desire to help were very beautiful to see.
I've been working on getting video from the concert onto YouTube--you can watch "Wildfire" here and "Adventure" here, and more songs from the Mosaic Choir and Orchestra will be uploaded shortly!