Midge Woolsey, WQXR Host
Midge Woolsey's grounding in opera and musical theater led her to become a producer and host for public television and radio, proudly serving the tristate community with her soothing presence for over 30 years.
I have to confess that I didn't spend too much time following the story of Chelsea Clinton's wedding. However, yesterday I found myself surfing the Web looking for news of any music that was played during the ceremony. There was no mention that I could find.
To this day, I remember vividly the excitement in the classical music world when Dame Kiri Te Kanawa sang at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana back in 1981. I was so nervous for her! I still love the piece of music she sang that day - "Let the Bright Seraphim" from Handel's oratorio Samson. I even worked on it myself when I was in graduate school.
I think that having great music at a wedding is not necessarily an easy thing to pull off. It's hard to avoid being cliche. And being appropriate to the occasion can be tricky, too. So, I'm curious to know what you think works -- and what doesn't!