So, it’s 10 minutes before Mass and I give what seems to me to be a simple instruction. I got this instead….
Cantors A, B, and C are going to sing the verses for Communion. Cantors A and B realize this, but Cantor C’s dog threw up so she just got here….
And I suddenly discover what no one happened to mention, that Cantor C (who is an amazing musician and can read anything on sight, but has a weaker, more “plain” voice) is intensely jealous of Cantor A (who has a gorgeous voice – if you want Broadway – but doesn’t read music that well. Oh, and Cantor A is the “official” cantor, and gets paid, while Cantors B and C don’t, but they don’t know A gets paid…complicated enough yet?).
Ay yi yi….