Thursday, December 13, 2012

Voices of Christmas present............

Those who wish to sing always find a song 

My granddaughter Jasmin is a first soprano in her high school chorus. The concerts for the season have been numerous and we've gone to as many as possible. In churches, church halls, elementary schools (including her own where teachers who knew her from Kindergarten through Grade 5 were amazed to see her all grown up), gymnasiums, auditoriums, and other venues, these wonderful kids sing their hearts English, Spanish, Latin, German and more. The songs are often traditional carols, sometimes modern holiday songs, or just lovely stories from around the world set to music.

Practice takes up a lot of time but their music director, a wonderful teacher who has been with this school chorus for 21 years, and we hope he never retires, inspires and educates each precious voice so beautifully. It's not work for the kids, it's love of doing something they embrace, and using their God-given talent................a great voice.


  1. Nothing like a great teacher! I love Christmas Concerts.
    btw...Can that granddaughter get any more beautiful? She is absolutely lovely.

    Merry Christmas to all.

  2. How wonderful to be able to sing. I have such a terrible singing's the one thing I would love a "do over" on :-).

    I can imagine how inspirational that teacher is.

  3. Yup! I had Mr Butler when I was at Sanderson...he started while I was there if that tells you anything!

  4. What a delight it must be to attend these concerts and hear your granddaughter sing. She is a beautiful girl.
    The teacher sounds like a dream come true.

    Have a wonderful trip to England and a very Merry Christmas.

  5. Hi Mary,
    How special that your beautiful granddaughter has the gift of song, and how special that she has such a great teacher.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year.

  6. I'm with Penny, I can't sing either! Sadly. But how wonderful that you can see your granddaughter perform. So lovely!
    Judy xx

  7. One of my granddaughters has a wonderful singing voice too, and I know just how you must feel when you listen to your beautiful granddaughter singing.

  8. Mary, There is nothing more beautiful than the voices of children. It takes a special teacher who can keep teenagers engaged in an activity which calls for so many hours of rehearsal, when there are so many distractions and so much peer pressure. And I applaud the students as well. Congratulations!

  9. Music at Christmas is part and parcel of the celebration. How lovely to hear your granddaughter in concert. Your heart must soar with the music.

  10. I miss the children's concerts of years past, but look forward to the time when I can attend concerts to hear my grandsons! Your granddaughter is so very lovely.

  11. I am going to a children's ballet presentation of The Nutcracker that my neice is performing in tomorrow. Great blog :)

  12. Jasmin is so beautiful. I can just imagine her beautiful voice. How fortunate she is to have a wonderful teacher.


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