For the second year in a row, Easter morning is no more than just another day. No getting up early, no stressing out about 3 different choirs that need managing, and no practicing for weeks for the giant fanfare postlude.
I think I miss it!
To be sure, I’ve no desire to be in the political backstabbery that is working with a church. The church part is the price you pay for the music, the feeling. I have never found another place that’s so energetic about the music. Leading 3 choirs, playing the organ, and trying to keep up with pastor changing/skipping the liturgy randomly is FUN! It’s a very interactive environment for a musician, and I’m not sure where else would ever be just quite the same.
Sleeping in past 5:30 more than 1 day a week is kinds nice though. Speaking of which, I should get out of bed.