NOW, I’m in the Christmas spirit!

Best Christmas concert ever.

They had us rolling on the floor laughing with their second number (“Twelve Days After Christmas”) and had the Mrs. all teary-eyed with their third (“The Gift”). I heard a soloist (Joe Erwin) who will make me pause before I ever pretend to sing again. There was an inspiring number called “Not in Our Town” (based on the true story of the people of Billings, Montana, rising up against hatred in 1995). There were traditional pieces, like “Winter Wonderland” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and even the “Hallelujah Chorus” (with cue cards for the audience). Sherri was part of a smaller group called “Homophonic” (uh-haaa) that did a traditional piece with guitar and recorder called “Solstice Carol.” It was wonderful. The whole thing was wonderful.

If they didn’t practice on the same night as our church choir, both the Mrs. and I would audition. (And if our choir director snaps at the sopranos one more time, she might just go anyway!)

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7 Responses to NOW, I’m in the Christmas spirit!

  1. Sherri says:

    Yeah, wednesday is a popular rehearsal night. But the OGC definately needs more women — enough to eventually expand to an SATB choir (I am NOT A FIRST TENOR!!! I just stand in that section…)

    Thanks for coming, you guys! Don’t forget there are two more concerts in our season.

  2. Daphne says:

    Wow, that’s really cool – I hadn’t heard about the Billings movement and I was in

  3. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Thanks for the report. It sounds like it was a wonderful evening, and a wonderful show.

    I don’t know how I missed hearing about the Billings, Montana, story. That article should get re-issued every year. Very touching.

    Thanks, Solly.

  4. domino says:

    Do I understand this right

  5. Solonor says:

    Yes, they are an equal opportunity organization. They would accept us for what we are: extremely strange.

  6. Sherri says:

    Quite true — I’m a nice, straight, married girl and when I stand with the chorus, I look just like everybody else. You can’t tell I’m straight just from looking at me. I was so relieved when that was pointed out to me.

  7. Sibeal says:

    I think one of my goals for 2005 is to find a choir to sing with. I need to be “vocally challenged”.

    PS Church choirs are supposed to rehearse on THURSDAY night… or do they have different rules in Florida? All the church choirs I’ve ever sung with rehearse on Thursdays.

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