last night, i saw the send-off/farewell concert of the Manila Chamber Singers at the manila peninsula. they will be in europe for two months leaving on wednesday to participate in several choral festivals and competitions. they were all singing in “tour” mode. husay! swabe! can’t believe i was once singing on stage with this group. [yup! you heard/read that right!] almost a year ago, i was a very active member of this choir and have joined them already in several tours and in one competition. unfortunately i could no longer handle the responsibility of studying dozens of pages of music sheets and going home late from rehearsals while having other bigger priorities… work, family and my girlfriend. i must say, nainggit ako sa kanila for having that opportunity to tour europe and represent not only our country but also the rest of asia. but i had to make a choice. it’s how much you wanted things to happen, and you can never have everything go your way. someday i wish to sing again with this very dynamic and fantastic group of people. i just dont know how and when will that be. i was with other “prodigal sons and daughters” last night to bid them farewell and wish them the best of luck.
“As long as I have music, as long as there’s a song for me to sing… I can find my way, I can see a brighter day. The music in my life will set my spirit free.”