This story was written by NLC soprano, Christina Myers, after an especially moving concert performed by the choir in Prescott, Arizona.
Part of our pre-concert devotion in Prescott, AZ tonight said this: “To have the courage to take a risk and see where it leads." That struck me tonight, all the risks that brought us here, tonight, to this place in time.
Thirteen years ago I was living with a friend who was working a temp job at a local Funeral Home. Her boss was in a choir, and they were having a Gala and looking for volunteers. The call of a free meal brought me to Edina to volunteer at the National Lutheran Choir’s Gala. Auditions were coming up and I liked the people I met there and was desperately searching for a place to sing, so I decided to take a risk and audition, having no idea where it would lead. It’s led me to the most enriching and important part of my adult life, and has given me such wonderful friendships, such incredible, breathtaking musical experiences, and has really given me a family in this group. That risk was one of the best I’ve ever taken.