Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December 1

"Rejoice and be Merry"
by John Rutter, and performed by
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and
The Cambridge Singers

Greetings, dear readers, and welcome to our annual celebration of Christmas!

As in years past, the month of December will see "I Can Fly, Just Not Up" turned into a Musical Advent Calendar. Each day this month, tune in to hear a different Christmas carol. Some you may have heard before, and some may be new to you. Each piece of music has been carefully chosen for your enjoyment, and is my gift to you.

So, take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy one of the great pleasures of the season! I hope it will give you respite from the planning and preparation that is involved in "Making Christmas"... for this special holiday is about so much more than presents, decorations, and copious amounts of food (much of which is CHOCOLATE, but I digress...)

I hope these few minutes you spend listening to beautiful music will give you an opportunity to stop what you're doing; to breathe and reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas:

Love, and hope, and peace.

xo CGF

Monday, November 22, 2010


Due to overwhelming demand...
Here`s another heavenly Random Act of Culture!

This one occurred on October 30th at exactly noon, at Macy`s Department Store In Center City, and was performed by The Opera Company of Philadelphia. The singers were accompanied by the magnificent Wanamaker pipe organ, which is the largest in the world.

Confession, dear readers?

This one brought me to tears.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

An Early Christmas Present...


Is what occurred in the food court of the Seaway mall in Welland, Ontario last week. Shoppers were given a surprise early Christmas gift, courtesy of the most awesome "Chorus Niagara".

I hope you will join me in actually ANTICIPATING the beginning of the shopping portion of the holiday season this year...

Because if magical things like this can happen in Welland, Ontario?

They can happen ANYWHERE, people.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


For my dearest friend, who is far away from me.
Because I'm more than just a little bit cold here without you.

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