The Liberation of Limits

Here's a happy thought for anyone who works with youth and worries about finding good plays for them to perform, music for them to play, etc., etc.  I went to a Vivaldi concert last night and remembered that Fr. Antonio Vivaldi worked thirty-seven years teaching music at the Pieta in Venice to orphaned girls of all ages.  He wrote sixty works for these students, trying to put together something which would showcase their varying abilities (like an oratorio about the biblical Judith), which his students could handle, and which would actually constitute good music.  Not bad!  What a challenge!  So all you teachers, parents, and pastors out there--consider praying for and to Fr. Vivaldi for inspiration and invent something great for the youth.

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