More plans for December 2021 and for 2022:
1) I just got my ticket for the annual Christmas concert at the Chapel on the campus of Duke University. The date is Dec. 19, and the concert is titled And on Earth, Peace.
The concert will feature John Rutter's magnificent Gloria, which Becky and I had the good fortune of performing when we were members of the Northeast Piedmont Chorale. Here's the first movement of this worship-inspiring piece:
This is undoubtedly one of the greatest pieces of music ever written. The composition is only 50 years old but feels as classical as ever. I still tear up just listening to it. Gloria in excelsis!2) My teaching schedule for 2020 has now been set. I will teach a Greek class in the spring, two Greek classes in the summer, and finally a Greek class in the fall. I have agreed to teach 4 classes a year, as long as they are in person. (I like to state the obvious.) My summer classes will be held between May and June, thus allowing me time to (hopefully) resume my international travels in July and August.