Sunday, December 12, 2010

Closer and closer to the Christmas Spirit

For the last couple of years, I've gone to a Christmas choral concert with friends, which is a fun way to get into the spirit of the season. I can't sing, but I can enjoy music. Generally, I like most of the program, don't like a few pieces, love a few pieces, which isn't a bad track record.

Last night was time again, and it was even better than last year. The music was so beautiful; I got goosebumps during the madrigal Carol of the Bells, and the full chorus doing O Holy Night was gorgeous.

Plus the building is beautiful. We were in the balcony this year, which was a fun different perspective.

I had fun taking pictures of the carved railing in front of us. I mean, really:

These guys!

And peeping at the scene below, including lovely tree.

They always end with the Hallelujah Chorus. One of my favorites!

Nice job, people!

Now, when I saw "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" in the program, I was a bit puzzled. It's not like there are lyrics! (Listen here if you need a refresher on which part of the Nutcracker it is.) So when they started, I grabbed my camera to share. The visual isn't much, but listen!

Creative people!

1 comment:

Leslie said...

You kinneared it?? Was it a "no photos allowed" affair? It made me laugh which is a very good thing.

And thanks for the sweet and salty cookie recipe -- I might have to try that.