Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Spencer Lovin'

Spencer and I love to be together, and we often catch movies or go for rides together.  But it's been a while since we planned a date, so I looked into weekend happenings, chose the two I was most interested in, and asked him which he'd like to do to celebrate Valentine's Day together.  He chose the BYU Men's Chorus Winterfest concert at the Conference Center.

Oh, my goodness, y'all!  It was fabulous!  They did four sets after filling the risers while singing "Stout-Hearted Men":  The first set was all in Latin.  Ya gotta love the tight harmonies and the discord and the beautiful, round vowels in that type of choral singing.  When they finished one of them, all I could think was, "That was delicious!"

The next set was several LDS hymns, all having to do with missionary work.  Their arrangement of "I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go" was breath-taking, and the Spirit of the Lord was there. 

The next set was old spiritual-types of songs.  The things they did with stacatto and sforzando (sp?) and other vocal techniques was amazing.

And THEN they did a whole set from Disney's "The Jungle Book."  These men were having almost as much fun as we were!

When the concert was over, Spencer said, "Already?"  We looked at our phones and realized it had been over an hour of fantastic music, and we felt amazed and really uplifted.

I love choral music.  I LOVE men's voices.  I love to watch the pianists and the director while the music washes over me.  It was wonderful, and it was all the better because of the fabulous company I was keeping.

As we were walking back to our car, I looked at Spencer, and I was just in love, ya know?  He glanced at me and said, "What?"  I just shrugged, and he said, "You look a whole lot like your mom."

Which might be one of the nicest compliments he's ever given me!

All in all, a wonderful night!