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®

Today | Sotheby's International Realty

San Carlos, California, 94070

CA BRE#01215160; 650-465-4547






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) almost 3 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) almost 3 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 (Arizona Focus Realty) almost 3 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 (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) almost 3 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, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 3 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) almost 3 years ago

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

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 3 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 ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) almost 3 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, Sitterle Homes (Sitterle Homes) almost 3 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) almost 3 years ago

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

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) almost 3 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) almost 3 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) almost 3 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) almost 3 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 (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 3 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) almost 3 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, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) almost 3 years ago