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Friday, October 22, 2010

A Reminder to Myself -- It Gets Better

I think that this whole It Gets Better campaign as of late has been as much for me, personally, as for those struggling teenagers. My life is not where I want it to be. It feels quite out of sync right now. And every time I see one of these It Gets Better videos, I am reminded not only of my childhood but of my current, today, state of being. I think we all need reminders. No matter our age. It Gets Better.

On October 18, 2010, members of Dallas' Turtle Creek Chorale joined singers from over 30 area religious institutions and students from Southern Methodist University in a performance titled, A Night For Peace.

WIth just three rehearsals to prepare, the 300+ "Partners In Harmony" massed chorus offered a full-length concert, which concluded with Bach's DONA NOBIS PACEM (Grant Us Peace) from his Mass in B Minor.

All stories are real. Featured speakers are current members of the Turtle Creek Chorale.

Conducted by Dr. Jonathan Palant
Filmed and Edited by Israel Luna

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas

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BosGuy said...

Yes it certainly does - at least that has been my experience.

Dave2 said...

One can only hope this remains true.

Beautiful video!

Ur-spo said...

I hope It Gets Better for the nation, next.

Lemuel said...

Oh, Lewis!! I sobbed through this entire clip! I just simply sobbed!! Thank you!!

I wonder if Dan Savage (or others) have considered taking the musical offerings of the IGBP and creating a CD to benefit the Trevor project - or if this Turtle Creek Chorale will issue a CD of their concert.

RAD said...

Love the new head pic.... Want to put me in a half nelson? Please! :-)