Well, I just got back from my church's Christmas concert. I played the Horn in its orchestra (a small orchestra: 1 flute, 2 clarinets, 1 horn, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1 piano, 2 violins, 1 trap set). The orchestra, of course, backed up the choir... but man, was it a blast. As a composer I often forget how important performers are. And then I am one--and boy did we make that music come alive. I again am reminded of how important it is as a composer to yourself perform, to work in an ensemble. Glorious!