"This Christmas, my school's choir has been scheduled to carol at Fullerton Hotel for 5 days. Went down to catch one of their sessions and they sang pretty well despite the open acoustics of the hall, not to mention that they are singing more than 10 sessions in total. Besides the joy of meeting friends whom I haven't met for months, the mood that evening was absolutely peaceful and filled with love, away from the overly commercialised environment everywhere else.
It has been such a spiritually and emotionally satisfying Christmas this year, with the close company of God, lots of passionate sacred music, and sensible and matured new friends."
To offset Jennifer's sobering experience of crossing paths with a gunman the extract above is from one of the most uplifting posts on music blogs over Christmas. Live music, love and friends ... it is from Jeff in Singapore whose blog Solitude in Music is worth visiting regularly.
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