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I'm a raving fan.....

I am a raving fan, but I'm not talking about the SF Giants, or any sports team.

Last night I had the opportunity to attend Street Requiem: for those who have died on the street. I was excited about this when I first learned about it (on Facebook, no less) and it didn't disappoint.

Composed in Australia in 2014 by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne and Jonathon Welch to "bring a sense of peace, remembrance and hope to communities struggling to come to terms with street violence, war and a loss of safety on our streets" last night was its California premier.

Featuring the S.O.S. (Singers of the Street) with choruses from several area churches, this was, without a doubt the most uplifting, memorable concert I've attended.

Frederica von Stadt, world famous mezzo-soprano, joined the Singers of the Street and the chorus -- and I do mean joined. No prima donna here; she was one with the homeless, the struggling ones. No jewels and elaborate costumes, just the same T-shirt the S.O.S. wore, and a simple outfit for the second part of the concert, the Requiem.

I am a raving fan --- of the many people who give of their talents to benefit others; of the street people who practiced long and hard to bring music to us and had the bravery to perform; and of Frederica von Stadt, who stepped off the world's opera stages to share in our common humanity.

My only regret? I took no pictures to share with you. However, a click on the link to Street Requiem will fill in the gaps. And I did find this video which I think captures some of the magic that is Frederica von Stadt.


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 17 commentsLottie Kendall • August 30 2015 10:13AM


Hello again Lottie. I had never heard Frederica until last summer when she was at Tanglewood with an ensemble. I was able to see a rehearsal as well and I agree with your assessment of her. (she is real, gifted and generous) The show you saw sounds wonderful and I enjoyed the video too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 5 years ago

the "city" has so many unique outlets and avenues to entertain and challenge

Posted by Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design) about 5 years ago

Sounds like a very neat and worthwhile event, it is sad to know that so many people die on the streets.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) about 5 years ago

Street Requiem: for those who have died on the street. What a great event and would have loved to been there.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate about 5 years ago

Lottie,  I did see your post on FB and mention that they will be in San Mateo. Good to know that you enjoyed it and are a raving fan.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 5 years ago

I would imagine it was very special and something you will remember for a long time.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) about 5 years ago

What a truly inspiring event. So glad that you attended and then wrote about it.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) about 5 years ago

That sounds like a very memorable experience and event Lottie! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty (Zion Realty) about 5 years ago


 Someone that nice wow, and an angel's voice so different than the person

Shelia Anderson wrote about no google juice here!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert about 5 years ago

Hi, Lottie. Frederica's voice is amazing. I'm sure this was a wonderful performance. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 5 years ago

Lottie that is awesome - and can only imagine how inspiring it was for all in attendance. Wow!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 5 years ago

Hi Lottie...How wonderful that you have become a raving fan of such a worthwhile cause. Although I have not heard of this before I will be on the lookout in my area.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) about 5 years ago


Thanks for sharing your experience in attending I'm a Raving Fan . . . . There is just too much violence of our street and a lack of respect for other people.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 5 years ago

Thank you for the post. I had not heard of this until I read your post.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 5 years ago

Lottie, bet this was a great event to attend, and have not heard of this either.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 5 years ago

What a great event.  I had not heard of it either.  Thank-you for sharing and increasing awareness of this.

Posted by Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living) about 5 years ago

Thanks for all of your comments. I went to another concert last night; it was enjoyable, but I'll soon forget it. Street Requiem I'll always remember, and I have a new appreciation for Frederica von Stadt - more than a fabulous voice, a wonderful person.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago