Of course, there wouldn’t be a celebration honoring Peter Hallock without the magic ingredient: FOOD! and this weekend was as much about eating as it was about music. Here are more pictures of Saturday’s clean-out-the-Hallock-liquor-cabinet party, as well as photos from the reception following the Sunday afternoon service.
There was a reception downstairs in Bloedel Hall after Sunday’s afternoon service which was hosted by Dennis Campbell and Markdavin Obenza of
St. Clement’s, Margaret Obenza of the Byrd Ensemble and the Tudor Choir; and Hisako Beasley, Mary Coon and Virginia Lenker of St. Mark’s. Not knowing how many people to expect, the hosts brought TONS of sandwiches, finger foods, cookies, fruit, salads and the like, and there was plenty for everyone. I have never seen so much food in all my life! [By the way, I confess I ate five black olive and rosemary shortbread cookies; they were so unusual and so DELICIOUS!]
In case you’re wondering, Peter Hallock was asked what he wanted for his ninetieth birthday, and he said he wanted everything PINK! So that’s why there are pink tablecloths at the reception, and many of the Compline guys wore pink!