I just want to thank everyone for another amazing year. I am already looking forward to next year, and Iwill miss all of you over the summer. A special note of thanks to all the choirs and parents. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all of you this year and I appreciate all your efforts. I also want to thank the choirs for the awesome gift certificates you guys gave to me on Music Appreciation Sunday. (To two of my favorite vegan restaurants!) My wife Meghan thanks you as well.

I feel so lucky. Yes, I cherish all the musical aspects of my job at First Parish, but it's more than that. The work feels important because of you. Music in the context of this beloved community is so much more than just notes and rhythm and phrasing. It becomes meaningful and relevant by our intentions and purposes. Our Church is so important. This has become even more clear this year. We have a culture of thoughtfulness and intellectual honesty here at First Parish. We have love, compassion and empathy. We have curiosity and integrity. Knowing I'm working for something I can truly believe in makes me passionate about my job. I love First Parish and I know you do too.

See you in September….

Your Music Director,