What a special treat we had at church yesterday. Dr. Vernal Richardson (retired violinist from ASO) and his son Ernest (viola) enhanced our choir with their combined musical talent.
Ernest began his conducting career with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, and is now going into his 18th year with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra (among many, many other credits!), and he was here in Mayberry! What a blessing!!!
This is a short clip of the piece played after the service, with permission granted to record…
And.......Ernest helped MM and the guys help dismantle the BIG tent! What a nice guy! Yikes...I nearly died when I walked outside and saw his hands on all those pipes (one of them nicked Dick's during the installation). I warned Ernest to step away from that danger, but he laughed and said it was OK and just kept on working. Talented and nice. That rocks!