Music: surprise at Kristin Chenowith concert.

*glump, good morning world*  I have a bunch of a few non-atheist posts to tide you over while I read the news.

The first is about a happy coincidence at a Kristin Chenoweth concert.  For those who don’t know, Chenowith is a famous musical theater soprano (one of the most famous).  Most people know her as the original Glinda in Wicked.  She’s touring doing live shows now and has a habit of, once per concert, asking an audience member to come on stage and sing with her.  This last Friday, while performing at the Hollywood Bowl, Chenowith just happened to ask a voice teacher to the stage and the result was…wonderful.

The teacher was Sarah Horn, who later told the Huffington Post:

“I thought there’d be a plant too!” wrote Horn. “Apparently, Kristin gets a rush out of taking a musical gamble every once in a while. haha!”

The world of professional singing, I suspect, is very similar to other professions in which the professionals, while amazing, are not as rare as we might think.  I know, having been a part of it, that the world is littered with people with professional caliber voices.  Sadly, there are only so many jobs.  I’m not saying you don’t have to bust your ass to get there, you do, but so many people have busted their ass and, at that point, it’s often more about luck than anything.

What a wonderful moment this was!

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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