Later this month, Tulsa opens its multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art,
brand new arena called the BOK Center. It is officially opened on September 1st with sold-out concert by The Eagles. But the week before that, they are having all kinds of celebrations, including One Song, Many Voices Multifaith celebration. They have a assembled a mass community choir of about 300 singers, made up of singers from local churches and choirs. A co-worker invite us to sign-up, so we did. And tonight was the first of five rehearsals leading up to our performance on the 31st.
Who's the headliner? Sam Harris! Remember him? The guy from Star Search who sang "Over the Rainbow" with that Patti LaBelle-esque wind-up to the high note at the end? Well, apparently his made a career as Broadway singer. And his is from Sand Springs, a nearby Tulsa suburb.
So, in a way, we will be a small part of Tulsa history. And we ran into some folks that J sang here with in the opera last season. And we made some new friends. And we sang. And it was actually fun. And that felt good. It's been a long while since either one of us could say that!