“Vanity, Vanity, All Is Vanity…” Ecclesiastes
There are companies (for profit, of course)
that feed the egos of people in choirs
throughout America. They hire a hall
(Carnegie, Kennedy) or Cathedral
in Europe needing cash, and for a fee
will fly or bus us singers there. A “FREE
Concert Today!” is the result, and folks
(tourists) are dragged in off the streets
to hear the songs of BROADWAY! or of BRAHMS!
(Or aged aided ears are wheeled from “Homes”
with “Music Clubs” to fill the seats or pews.)
The “Concerts” never seem to make the news…
So if you’ve heard the singers who have said,
“Yes, WE sang THERE!” you know that they have paid.