I'm sitting here, playing on the computer, while a number of the participants together sing various compositions they brought with them. The fine music director at my two parishes has a composition, so while I wait to hear his, I play on the computer and listen to the other delightful music.
Which reminds me to mention, for those of you wondering what sort of folk come to an event such as this: jovial and enjoyable folk, who appreciate good food, conversation, and invigorating libations, of which there have been only a moderate quantity.
Last night, after all the business, I took the music director out for a tour of Washington, which he hadn't seen since he was 2 years old! We wandered all over town, seeing all the usual sights by car (we were both rather weary), ending up at the Old Ebbitt's Grill, very near the White House, for a late-night snack of very good oysters on the half shell (The Old Ebbitt has very good oysters, and for D.C., at a not-bad price) and beer; then we went up to the roof of the Washington Hotel, for another beer, and a nice view of the city.