Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Touching Tribute

Kieran during NMC 2010 MT performance
As preparations for the November 19 premiere of Kieran's Song continue to ramp up, I just wanted to share my gratitude for the touching tribute that was paid to Kieran by his colleagues in the Musical Theatre program at National Music Camp.  It's a little over a month ago now, but it's not too late to publicly thank all of those who were involved.

To describe it for those of you who were not in attendance, the tribute took place after the final dress rehearsal of the Musical Theatre show put on by the high school students of Senior Week at camp.  Apparently they had completely rehearsed and prepared the number on their own.  There were probably at least 20 or two dozen participants spread out across the entire width of "Big Barney", the large performance space at NMC. The song chosen was "Borrowed Angel" by Kristen Chenoweth, and the lyrics were very appropriate and moving. The kids sang acapella and even had some choreography.
It was incredibly moving to see how connected they felt to Kieran, even still.

Thanks, you guys & gals!

Here are the lyrics:

They shine a little brighter, they feel a little more
They touch your life in ways no one has ever done before
They love a little stronger, they live to give their best
They make our lives so blest, so why do they go so soon?
The ones with souls so beautiful
I heard someone say--

There must be Borrowed Angels, here in this life 
They come along, into this world, and make this world bright
But they can't stay forever
Cause they're heaven sent
And sometimes, heaven needs them back again

They reach a little deeper, they see what's in your soul
And even when they leave you know, you'll never let them go
The world's a little richer, just cause they came along
Their love goes on and on, so why do they go so soon?
The ones with souls so beautiful. I heard someone say--

How else can you explain why they're here and not here to stay?
I believe there must be, must be...Borrowed Angels,...

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