Josh Goes DEEP!
Greg & Anne's son, Josh, just put on his Senior Composition Recital at Westfield State. Many of us in the band were privileged to hear and see it, including his sister, who flew in from Steubie U., Dave & Kath et al, Tony & Denise & Sam, Chuck & Joyce, Mike McBride & daughters & Stephen & I, not to mention all the family & friends; the fact so many of us came shows how we feel about Josh. As for the concert, he showed amazingly impressive aptitude at several widely differing skills, composing, arranging, conducting, playing. But I think what was most impressive is that so much of it exhibited such deep spiritual meaning: it was DEEP, man. As he himself said, this is music that does what music is supposed to: INSPIRE!
But I was most impressed by his choral pieces, which he arranged & conducted to exquisite perfection, especially "The Calling". Here is a picture of the concert frontispiece and the lyrics to the three pieces. DEEP words, man, more than matched by the profundity of the perfect vocal arrangements & the performance his conducting elicited: