Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's ALWAYS about perspective, isn't it?

A few months back I got a frantic call 2 hours before church asking if I would fill in because they really, really, really needed someone to play for Sacrament meeting. Fortunately for me I don't play the organ so I had to decline. Unfortunately for me Kim was desperate enough that she said the piano would be fine.

This past Sunday the ward officially sustained me as a Ward Organist. Say what? {Yeah, I'm right there with ya.} So really, the only thing that has changed since that fateful Sunday last year is that now I suppose I can that say that I play the organ.

How many mistakes do you think they'll let me have before they officially rescind their offer? My guess is waaaay too many.

15 comments:

Brian & Audrey Victor said...

I put Hayley in a charter school called Alice King (it's near the big 24 theatre) She just started after christmas and is loving it!

PRP said...

You'll do a great job, you always do!

Kate said...

That is awesome, I can't wait to hear you on Sunday, you are going to do great :)

Sarah said...

Oh Heather, I feel for you. Isn't it so much fun being put on the spot? Good luck!

Amy said...

Sorry, Heather. It's a life sentence. You'll do great! and the more you play, the easier it will get!

Lisa said...

I am sure you'll do great:)

Did they give you a key to the building so that you can go practice?

lindsay>boo said...

I'm such a tard that I didn't even realize that the organ and piano were drastically different. Shows how much I pay attention. I'm sure you'll be great!

goddessdivine said...

The Church likes to turn pianists into organists. What's up with that? Maybe because organ playing is a dieing breed.

You'll do great!!

(So glad I don't play the piano...)

tharker said...

And yet another reason that I am glad to not be musically inclined ;)

You'll do a great job! You can come practice on Saturdays when I'm making my ward bulletin copies...I've got a key!!!!(well, my husband does anyway.)

Kirsten and Steve Bloomfield said...

You could always play the hynms twice as slow as they should be. Nothing like slowing the meeting right down. LOL!! Good luck with the new calling.

JustRandi said...

Oh Gosh. I'm with Kirsten. Only I play slow because I HAVE to. and NEVER on the organ!

Sara said...

Heather, awesome. I will be sure to send you some good vibes every sunday. You will be awesome, if you have any questions give John a call. :)

Brigette-boo said...

I didn't realize you hadn't already had that calling before! You will do great! make sure you play around with all the diffrent sounds and contemplate how the mood of the song should come across, use your different stops to achieve that sound, my friend told me to always play faster then you feel comfortable with because the congregation will drag you into playing slower and slower with each verse. that was the best advice I ever got for the organ. GOOD LUCK! you will do great with this like you do everything else! =)

Andre said...

Better you than me!!

Stephanette said...

In my experience, yes it IS all about the perspective.

PS If you hear positive things about KC, then you're automatically released and I will come to see you. I promise.

I'll even bring something nice, if you want.

Is that enough of a bribe?