I sing because it has been one of my loves since childhood and I enjoy it so much. When I joined Mendelssohn Club in 1970, it was because I had been in concert choir in college and wanted to continue singing; however, it became more than just continuing to sing. It has become a very important part of my life. It has been many, many years of wonderful experiences I will never forget. I thank all of the conductors who allowed me to have these unforgettable experiences.
Working on the music for this concert has been fun. It is always great doing music when the composer shows up for rehearsal or a performance. Rollo Dilworth is full of energy and has an amazing way of getting everyone involved. He is great. I hope he does conduct his music for the performance. No disrespect to Alan.