hey. so the Super Ex is now in full swing at Landsdowne Park in downtown Ottawa. I performed on stage with Jessica Thirlwall at the “Joy of Faith” concert last Sunday – a free concert organized by the Interfaith committees of the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Region. Many faith communities were represented there, including Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, and Baha’i (I especially liked the Bhangra dance performed by the Sikh community, and the Jain community’s stick dance). Jessica and I each sang the Baha’i “Unity prayer” – she sang in English, I sang in French. We also did a little canon of “Say God Sufficeth“. People seemed to like the songs!
In addition to the music, there were lots of booths where each different faith group had information, pamphlets, and whatever else. The Baha’is had “No room in my heart for prejudice/violence” stickers – but most people skipped those in favour of pamphlets telling the story of Baha’u’llah and giving an introduction to the Baha’i Faith. Nice! (The Buddhists had little pendants, caramels, and Hershey’s Kisses, which went fast.)
Anyway, that was an eventful weekend. I mentioned the concert at work this morning and everyone was surprised to learn that I could sing. I told them I sang at Carnegie Hall and they were like whoa.
Question to the reader:
Have you ever sung or performed in public? How was it? Did you like it? On a scale of 1 to 10 of important life events (10 being most important), how would you rate that experience?