Afterwards, Jed and I went to a free gospel music concert at the Espace Mistral in Montélimar. Three choirs (from Nîmes, Nyons and Montélimar) performed mostly American music for a packed auditorium. The quality was excellent, but I had a hard time understanding the lyrics at times. H's, th's, ch's, and w's are really difficult for the French to pronounce, it seems. I recognized most of the songs, though, so it wasn't really a problem. They sang, "Oh Happy Day," "Lean On Me," "What A Wonderful World," "I Believe," "Down By The Riverside," and lots of other great old songs.
I wanted to stay afterwards and see where to sign up to sing with them, but Jed had had enough after a hours of sitting so we walked home to let him run around a bit. I can look the choirs up on the internet anyway.
I've been having a little bout of homesickness lately so listening to the music of my Baptist childhood was just what I needed---that and the chili and cornbread I made for dinner!