REWRITE: WHEN THE CHOIR DIRECTOR AND I REALIZED THAT WE COULDN’T DO THE CANTATA DURING CHRISTMAS
To the choir directors out there (including the one that I heard from today) - I completely understand that there are reasons for this, and that there are a whole lot of you who are exactly as liturgically-minded as me. I know that there are approximately 948 good reasons NOT to move the cantata, and that you’d actually prefer to move it - it’s just not possible. I had the same conversation with our own music director (whom I adore).
In short, I get it - you want to move it too. It’s isn’t the music director’s fault (apologies if this post came off as suggesting otherwise).
It just doesn’t work.
So that’s why my dejected reaction is
"You know what sucks?