We Rise Again in the faces of our children

We Rise Again in the faces of our children

Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna declared last Saturday Appleton Boychoir Day and we celebrated that official proclamation by attending a perfect display of beautiful music, international friendship and enviable posture. Through welled up eyes, I searched the faces of a gorgeous combined Appleton Boychoir that included brand new members, alumni and mastersingers as they sang We [...]

A Bach family birthday

A Bach family birthday

The Bach family has been so important to the history of music that, for a time, any musical family in Europe earned that surname, not by pedigree but by prestige. I learned that Saturday afternoon from Carol Leybourn, matriarch of a family that, by any standard except birth, easily could be called Bachs. As she [...]