And secondly, this thread over at MusicaSacra has just about crippled me with laughing.
Some areas of study to consdier:
... and a charity to consider donating to:
New 'Song and Sacrament' curriculum from Saint Spiritus Aetas:
TRD 617 Sing Like Tom Waites [basses only, please]
TRD 719 Bono for Presiders
TRD 821 Florence Foster Jenkins and Musical Democracy in the Liturgy
TRD 923 Pluck and Praise: Guitar Masses are Evergreen
TRD 618 Eco-Liturgy
TRD 720 Youth Liturgy: The Liturgical Thought of Your Early Adolescent Children
TRD 822 Power Chant
TRD 924 Grunge Masses
In line with the many child-named charities (Jerry's Kids, Jimmy Fund, etc.), I believe we should have 'Florence's Children' for all those cantors, leaders of song, liturgical animators, choir members, etc. who continue the grand tradition of musico-aesthetic carnage brought to perfection by [Florence Foster Jenkins].Another terrific turn of phrase:"musico-aesthetic carnage"!
Of course, the humor will be partially lost here, since Mrs. J was an extreme and extremely rare exception to the high quality of professional singing in New York. 'Florence's Children' are as ludicrous, but sadly not as rare.