Sunday, April 13, 2008

Lunch With Ron

For those of you who know Ron Colvard, this story is for you. For those of you who have never met him, you've missed a lot. We've known Ron since the late 1980's.

Ron Colvard is a very talented musical genius who can play anything on the piano, does arrangements, directs orchestras, gets incredible music out of choirs, and is a friend of ours!

We had lunch with him in San Diego Balboa Park Saturday before a musical play production matinee at The Old Globe Theatre which Ron is the Associate Conductor/Keyboard in the orchestra. He literally plays incredible pieces for over 2 hours. The keyboard has other instruments along with the piano and he has those to do as well. Ron is in his element!

We saw "Dancing in The Dark" which starred Scott Bakula who we remember from the Murphy Brown TV show. I didn't know he could sing and dance! Several times in the show they sang "That's Entertainment" which always gets you in a good mood. The original movie starred Fred Astaire. You can close you eyes and see in your mind Fred doing the dance steps and singing. A very enjoyable production which closes next Sunday. We're glad we took the time to drive down and see it and especially had time for lunch with Ron.

Ron was the director of Masterworks Chorale which Ann and I had the pleasure to be a part of for 18 months. He was our choir director in two churches for a number of years also.

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