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I chose to attend the Corpus Christi Chorale performance, “David’s Psalms and Paul’s favorites.” A chorale is basically just a choir, an organized group of singers. The performance took place on Tuesday, October 3 at The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal. It was a particularly special performance because one of the members, Paul Giraudin, was starting his 45th season in the Corpus Christi Chorale, and celebrating his 80th birthday.On Tuesday, three friends and I had arranged to ride to the concert together. Little did I know that they would refuse to drive there. I have the smallest car, so I was a little frustrated when they all piled in. Then on the way to the performance, two of the girls announce that they don’t have any money, which required me to make a detour, so they could get some money. This really aggravated me, and caused us to arrive later than I had planned. This caused my to be especially unpleasant during the performance. My mood only worsened when the girls if front of me were noisily chattering the entire time. I was extremely irritated and I believe this altered my perception of the entire performance.The first half of the performance consisted of “Psalmfest”, a compilation of works by John Rutter (1945). He was a British composer who is famous for a variety of works. I was looking in my program while listening, trying to keep up with each movement. I was often lost and confused, and since we were seated in the back row, I couldn’t hear very clearly. I do specifically remember that I especially liked “The Lord is my Light and My Salvation” towards the end. I was especially moved when the member who was celebrating his 80th birthday his 45th season singing with the chorale, was specially recognized. That added a more personal touch to the entire performance. The second half of the performance was a collection of this man’s favorite songs. I thought...

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