Singing through the Pandemic

If music be the food of life, play on.  Say it with music.  I'll know that moment divine. On April 5, 2020, the 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth II delivered the fourth TV address of her 68 years on the throne, outside her annual Christmas greetings.  In a gracious and indeed eloquent five-minute speech, she thanked care workers and health workers for selfless duty, thanked those who were obeying lockdown rules to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and took pride in the British population for their attributes of self-discipline and quiet good-humored resolve.  Her message was realistic, optimistic, and encouraging: "We should take comfort that while we may have still more to endure, better days will return, we will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we'll meet again." In the last phrase of her speech, the queen obliquely referred to the song "We'll Meet Again," made...(Read Full Post)
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